Middle School Science / 7th Grade
Why are some people “allergic” to the sun?
After being introduced to a boy who is “allergic” to the sun due to a rare genetic disorder, students learn the principles of genetics and inheritance in order to answer the driving question: Why are some people “allergic” to the sun? Teams study a genetic disorder of their choice, then design an event, a product, a tool, or other creation that would address the needs of someone with this disorder. For their final product, students pitch this idea to an audience using a slide deck presentation.
Unit length: 6 weeks (30 hours)
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