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7th Grade

Synthetic Product Resources

Plastic Bags

Plastic Bottles

Disposable Diapers

Synthetic Fiber and Cloth (Polyester, Nylon, Rayon)



Artificial Sweetener

Synthetic Rubber

Synthetic Fuel

Taxol (Cancer drug)

Physostigmine (Glaucoma drug)

Chloroquine (Malaria drug)

Cortisone (Arthritis drug)



Chewing Gum 


Internet Links for 7th Grade Science Computer Labs

Cow's Eye Dissection 


Light and Color Computer Lab

Addition of Color

Color Mixing

Concave Mirrors

Convex Mirrors

Fun House Mirrors


Color Vision

Infrared Zoo

Sizzling Hot Skyscraper

Light Mixer

Optical Illusions

Refraction Game


Diffusion Computer Lab

Diffusion and Osmosis


Molecules move across the cell membrane

Active Transport


Cells Processes and DNA Computer Lab

Photosynthesis, bio4kids

Photosynthesis for kids

Mitosis, CellsAlive

Cell Cycle, The Bio Project

DNA Basics, The Bio Project

Protein Synthesis, PHSchool

Protein Synthesis, Learners TV

DNA -> RNA -> Protein Challenge Game

Cell Cycle Challenge Game


Genetics Computer Lab

How Characteristics are Inherited

Tasting PTC

Make a Karyotype




Evolution Computer Lab

Explorations Through Time 

Darwin's Evolution Game

Which Finch?

Geologic Time


Plant and Pathogen Computer Lab

Plant Cells

Moss Biology

Great Plant Escape - Plantenstein 

Great Plant Escape - Dust, Dirt, Dandruff, or Seed?

Seed Dispersal By Wind


Virus Animation

Virus Animation Big

Microbe Kombat


Drugs and Eating Disorders Computer Lab

Drugs and Your Body

Adolescent Brain

IQ Challenge

French Model Ban

Teens and E-cigs

Eating Disorder Quiz


Human Body Computer Lab #1

1. Body Bones

2. Nervous System

3. Sense of Sight

4. Muscular System

5. Skin

6. Optical Illusions


Human Body Computer Lab #2

Circulation Station

Respiratory System

Circulatory/ Respiratory Diseases

Digestive System

Excretory System


Heart Nat Geo




Blood Types

1. Blood Type Reading

2. Blood Typing Game


Pathogen Research Sites (Bacteria and Virus Wanted Poster)

1. CDC (Center for Disease Control)

2. NIAID (National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases)

3. WHO (World Health Organization)

4. Mayo Clinic


Mouse Genetics

Genetic Disorder Report

*Focus your research on the  Basic Facts*

·        If you are doing a disorder report, be sure to include the following information:

1)      The name of your disorder and origin of name.

2)      What the symptoms are? Symptoms are the things that are “wrong”.

3)      The long-term effects, if there are any. 

4)      What causes the genetic disorder, if it is known. (which chromosome?) 

5)      What are the possible treatments or cures? Is genetic engineering or gene therapy a possible cure? What about stem cell research?

·        If you are doing a report on one of the other genetic topics, be sure to include the following information:

1)      A complete description (what is it)?

2)      History – when, where and who were involved in major advancements?

3)      Examples of how it is being used today

4)      Problems and opportunities for society in the future.  Any legal issues?


* Don't Forget to get the Bibliography information (Name of website and address)


General Website: (Search for your Disorder by name alphabetically)

National Institute of Health

Specific Disorders: (Scroll down - organized by #)

1: Down Syndrome

   Trisomy 21: The story of Down Syndrome

   Your Genes Your Health

2: Klinefelter's syndrome

  Genetics Home Reference

  Klinefelter's Syndrome

3: Turner's Syndrome

   Kid's Health: Turner's Syndrome

   Turner's Syndrome

4: Marfan Syndrome

   Your Genes Your Health

   The Marfan Foundation

5: Phenylketonuria (PKU)

   PKU Definition

   Your Genes Your Health

6: Tay Sachs Disease

   Your Genes Your Health

   Genetics Home Reference

7: Hemophilia

   Your Genes Your Health

   National Institute of Health

8: Sickle Cell Anemia

   Your Genes Your Health

   Teen Health

   National Institute of Health

9: Achondroplasia / Dwarfism


   Mayo Clinic  (see topic tabs on the left side)

10: Duchenne muscular dystrophy

   Your Genes Your Health

   Mayo Clinic (see topic tabs on the left side)

11: Cystic fibrosis

   Your Genes Your Health

   Mayo Clinic (see topic tabs on the left side)

12: Huntington's disease

   Your Genes Your Health

   Genetics of Huntington's Disease

13: Stem Cell Research

   National Institute of Health

   California's Stem Cell Agency

14: Cloning

    Human Genome Project

    Genetic Science Learning Center

15: Genome Mapping

    National Institute of Health 

    Genome News Network

16: Genetically Modified Organisms

   Non-GMO Project

  World Health Organization


Genetic Counseling

   World Health Organization

   Human Genome Project

    Kids Health

Gene Therapy

    Genetics Home Reference

    Medical news

Genetic Engineering

  Genetic Engineering - Advantages and Disadvantages

  Genetic Engineering and it's Dangers