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Genetics: Blood Types Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about the different blood types, how they were discovered, and what they mean. Learn about inheritance and changes in blood types. Find out why it is important to know your blood type and Rh factor. Includes quizzes, lesson plans, games, and movies. There are links to eThemes resources on basics of genetics, genes, DNA, and inherited blood diseases.

Grades

  • 8,
  • 9,
  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

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Find out how human blood is combined into groups or types. Learn about the Rhesus factor and why knowing blood type and the Rh is important for blood transfusion. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Learn how blood type is determined by co-dominant alleles. Explore links at the left to learn how blood types are related to genotype and can be inherited. Click on the "Blood Type and Rh Factor Calculator" and "Blood Type Calculator" links and predict what type of blood a child will inherit from biological parents. Select the "Problem Set" links to try and solve online problems. Includes explanations and answers.
Learn what letters "A", "B", and "O" means in our blood. Learn what types of blood are compatible and can be donated by one person to another. Click on the link "Rh Factor" to learn why it can be positive or negative. Note: This site includes ads.
Explore links at the top of the page to learn about Rh blood factor, blood type determining, blood agglutination by antibodies, and donor-recipient compatibility. Includes visual materials.
Discover what types of blood are called the ABO group. Learn what antigens and antibodies build the group and how the types of blood are inherited by children. Scroll down the page and click on the "Practice Quiz" to take a quiz. Includes audio files with correct pronunciation of new terms.
Find out what types of blood are more frequent in different parts of the world. Scroll down the page and select the "Practice Quiz" link for a short online quiz. Includes a map of blood types distribution.
This page has information about different blood types and includes table of the blood-type distribution in the United States. Find out how blood type can be determined from the one drop of blood. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
On this site you will find easy to use tables of donor-recipient compatibilities, blood and Rh factor inheritance. NOTE: This site includes Google ads.
Click on highlighted blood types to find out their donor and recipient qualities.
Click a movie to view an animation about blood types. Includes a quiz and activities at the bottom of a page. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
Watch a video explaining why we have different blood types and how blood types are inherited from Discovery Channel. NOTE: A commercial plays before the Discovery video begins.
These activities will help to students to understand the different types of blood and how they play a role in transfusions. This unit also helps the students to understand the process used by lab technicians when it comes to finding illnesses.
Test your knowledge about human blood including its components and types from quizzes, crosswords, puzzles, and flashcards.
Learn about DeoxyriboNucleic Acid or commonly known as DNA. Discover importance of DNA strand, chromosomes, and genes. Read about people who worked on discoveries in the past on what scientists are able to achieve today. Find out how many the same chromosomes people share with each other and the rest of the living creatures. Learn about the Human Genome Project and surrounding it issues. Includes online quizzes, interactive tours, 3D animations, and video clips. There are links to eThemes resources on genetics and Punnett squares.
Learn about basics of genetics and the father of genetics Gregor Mendel. Find out what the heredity is, what genotype and phenotype are. Learn about different types of crossing and breading, traits, genes, and chromosomes. Includes animated movie, matching and concentration games, quizzes, and flashcards. There are links to eThemes resources on Punnett squares, DNA, and blood types.
Learn about the genetics of inherited blood diseases. Find out how genes can produce errors and pass on effected genes from parents to their offspring. The following web sites discuss sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis, and phenylketonuria (PKU). Learn how people live with and treat these blood disorders. There are link to eThemes resources on DNA and Punnett squares.

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