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Genetic Genius 2-Bacteria, Virus, RNA, CRISPR

Students will go further into the possibilities of Genetics in medicine to designer babies.
Patricia Valdez
146 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 22 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Sep 7

Sep 7 - Sep 28 (4 weeks)
9pm - 9:50pm
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Class Experience

They will learn about RNA, viruses, bacteria, and CRISPR through modeling with craft materials.
I've taught Genetics for several years in my Biology class and Forensics class. I would enjoy teaching your child about why it's important to learn about genetics. 
Students may have some reference material to read or watch. 
Day 1 How is genetic engineering helping to stop diseases. How is CRISPR being used to make genetically specific medication for cancer patients? Let’s learn about the different types of bacteria. (Students need assorted color pipe cleaners.) Day 2 Let’s build a T-phage Virus And learn its structure. (Students will need paper, bubble straw, pipe cleaners, scotch tape, markers, and cardboard.) Day 3 Let’s build an RNA chain and learn how it’s used in Translation. (Students can use gummy bears, marshmallows, or gumdrops, and a box of toothpicks) Day 4 How does CRISPR help create designer babies? Let’s create a designer Potato Head Baby. (Students will need beads of any color, pipe cleaners of any color, and makers. You can bring other craft materials too if you like.
Oral evaluation will determine the students comprehension of the material.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Topics may be disturbing for some students who are unaware of how scientists are using Genetics. I may speak about designer babies and how scientists may preselect humans for extending their lives. This may involve some reproductive references that will mention the words sperm and egg. I do my best to make it age-appropriate. If I can't answer directly, I will let them know to ask their parents.


Patricia Valdez
Lives in the United States
Froglady is in the classroom.
146 total reviews
162 completed classes

About Me

Hello, My name is Patricia Valdez. I've been teaching over thirty-five years now. I love teaching! 
I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Art. Plus, I am a life-time certified, secondary teacher. 

I earned my TESOL certification... 
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