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Those Old Kentucky Blues: An Interrupted Case Study

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Subject:
Chemistry, Life Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division, Career / Technical
Language:
English
Material Type:
Case Study, Instructional Material
Media Format:
Text/HTML
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Abstract:

This interrupted case study begins with the construction of a pedigree following an initial encounter with a clan of “blue people.” After constructing a pedigree, students decide whether the condition (methemoglobinemia) is a heritable trait. Students are then exposed to a different perspective of this condition and have to re-evaluate the inheritance pattern. This case study was written for a first year honors course in general biology. It could be modified for most general science majors’ biology, genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology courses.

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