Genetic Disorder Smore

7th Grade Science

Station 1- Autism


Chromosomes: #2 (Maybe 7,15,16)


  1. Read the information about autism in your packet.
  2. When you are done reading you will be watching a video about Jake, a child with Autism.

3. When the video is over, answer the open-ended questions in your packet.

Jake: Math prodigy proud of his autism

Station 2- Cystic Fibrosis

Chromosome #7



1. Using Internet Explorer open the following link: www.mackinvia.com. The username is your lunch # and the password is your birthdate.

2. Click on Explora-Ebsco Databases (Open Now) > Health>type in Cystic Fibrosis

3. You will see sources type. Next, check "reports" Open the first option, “Cystic Fibrosis”.

4. Using this document, fill out your facts about cystic fibrosis in your packet.

5. Watch the video below about what cystic fibrosis looks like.

2016 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Video

Station 3- Down Syndrome

Chromosome- #21



1. Please go click here to go the PPT about Down Syndrome.

2. Fill in your packet as you go.

Station 4- Progeria

Chromosome #1



1. In your packet read over the information about Progeria.

2. Click here to go to a short video about what happens to the chromosome to create Progeria.

3. Pick one of the videos below to watch.

4. Answer questions regarding the video.

Living With Rapid-Aging Disease Progeria

Station 5 -Hemophilia

Station 6- Muscular Dystrophy

Chromosome X



1. Click on the following link: www.mackinvia.com. The username is your lunch number and the password is your birthdate.

2. Click on Explora-Ebsco Databases (Open Now)>Health>type in Muscular Dystrophy.

3. You will see sources type. Check “Reports”. Open the first option, “Muscular Dystrophy”.

4. Fill out your packet with the information that you have found.

5. Watch both videos below about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Duchenne With A Future: The Power To Live
BrainPOP animation about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Station 7- Huntington's Disease

Chromosome #4


1. Please click here for the PPT about Huntington's.

2. Please fill in your packet with the information gathered from this PPT.

3.Choose one of the videos below to watch to learn more. Answer final question.

CBS Special on Huntington's Disease/Chris Furbee
Meghan's Story

Station 8- Sickel Cell

Chromosome #11



1. Using the Chromebook, use Safari to open the following link: http://1.usa.gov/nEXnCF (It is case sensitive.)

2. This will take you to the “National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.”

3. Read through the information and use it to fill in your packet.

4. You may click through the different area of the website to get more information about this disease.

5. At the bottom is a few videos about kids living with Sickle Cell. Take a moment to watch at least one of the videos.

Station 9- Spina Bifida

Chromosome- unknown


1. Using Internet Explorer open the following link: www.mackinvia.com. The username is your lunch number and the password is your birthdate.

2. Click on Explora-Ebsco Databases (Open Now)>Health>type in Spina Bifida.

3. Next, check sources type “Reports”. Open the first option, “Spina Bifida”.

4. Using this document, fill out your facts about Spina Bifida in your packet.

5. Watch the videos below about Spina Bifida.

Spina Bifida Animation
The Spina Bifida Experience

Station 10 - Tay Sachs

Chromosome #15


1. Click here to go to the website for information about Tay-Sachs.

2. Fill out information

Local family battles Tay-Sachs disease, fights to save son's life

Station 11- Cri-Du-Chat

Chromosome #5


1. Please click here for information about this disorder.

2. Fill in the information for your sheet.

3. Next watch the video below.

International Cri Du Chat Syndrome Awareness Video (Phase 1)