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Autism Genes

Resource ID#: 5009

Primary Type: Video/Audio/Animation

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This 13-minute video segment produced by NOVA Science Now explores the work by one committed family and researchers to identify patterns in the genetic information of autism patients.

General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 7
Intended Audience: Educators , Students , Parents
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player
Instructional Time: 13 Minute(s)
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: autism, gene, genetic factor, chromosome, DNA, heredity, biotechnology, brain, research, development, neuron, nervous system, disease, disorder, health, medicine
Instructional Component Type(s): Video/Audio/Animation
Resource Collection: iCPALMS

Aligned Standards

Name Description
SC.7.L.16.1: Understand and explain that every organism requires a set of instructions that specifies its traits, that this hereditary information (DNA) contains genes located in the chromosomes of each cell, and that heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to another.
SC.7.N.1.5: Describe the methods used in the pursuit of a scientific explanation as seen in different fields of science such as biology, geology, and physics.

Aligned Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SC.7.L.16.In.1: Explain that some characteristics are passed from parent to child (inherited).
SC.7.L.16.Su.1: Recognize that offspring have similar characteristics to parents.
SC.7.L.16.In.2: Recognize that it is possible to predict whether a person is likely to inherit a particular trait from parents.