TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES (TEI) - CURRICULUM - BLOOD UNIT

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Activity 3E: “Where in the World is Your Blood Type?”

 

Blood

Topic: Blood

Part of:
Unit: Cast Your Net: Adventures with Blood
Lesson 3: I Want Your Blood: Blood Transfusions

 

Entire Activity Download (16 pages)

 

Individual Downloads

Teacher Background Information

 

Teacher Administrative Information (TEKS)

 

Student Information Pages

 

Student Grid

 

Student Data Pages & Processing Out

 

Keywords

 

world map, map, ABO blood type, blood type, geography

 

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Key Concepts

 

antigens, ABO blood groups, components of blood, world geography, allele, Punnett square,homozygous trait, heterozygous trait

 

Process Skills Utilized

 

constructing, analyzing, differentiating

 

Intended Grade Level - 6-10

 

Objectives

Using a world map, students will be able to:

  • examine the worldwide distribution of the ABO blood types

  • observe patterns among the locations where these blood types are prevalent

  • locate geographic locations on a world map

  • devise a color key to mark the location of the ABO blood types

Activity Description

By performing the lab, students will determine the geographic distribution of the ABO blood types. They will use a world map to color code the locations of the blood types and to determine patterns of distribution.

 

Activity Materials (per student)

  • Map pencils

  • Copy of Student Information Pages

  • Copy of Student Data Pages


Activity Management Suggestions

 

Make transparencies of the 1/4 inch Grid, which is provided at the end of the teacher pages. Students can use this grid to estimate areas on their maps.

 

Modifications:
For students needing more assistance: Group these students with peers who can assist them during the activity. Check often for understanding.

 

For highly able students: Allow these students to do research on the distribution of blood types and the ABO antigens. Students may also be grouped with other students to provide peer assistance.

 

Extensions:
Students can research the Rh blood group and create a map showing how the ABO and Rh blood types are grouped world-wide. Students can research additional information about genetic drift and natural selection and how these environmental influences affect the distribution of blood types around the world.

 

References Used

 

Palomar College, San Marcos, California
http://anthro.palomar.edu/blood/

 

Nobel Prize Website
http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/landsteiner/

 

American Association of Blood Banks
http://www.aabb.org/

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