How This Disease Changes the Shape of Your Cells

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Just what exactly is sickle cell disease? A short, animated video explains how the cell adaption works, how inheriting the sickle cell trait can be an advantage in malaria-prone areas, and how sickle cell disease can be deadly.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research other inheritable diseases, their symptoms, and the treatments
Classroom Considerations

  • Functions best as a flipped lesson so class members can watch the video, complete the comprehension check, and investigate the links at home before returning for a full class discussion
Pros

  • Underscores the importance or testing newborns for early detection of the disease
Cons

  • None
Common Core