Breast Cancer Risk: Genes and the Environment
Explore genetic and environmental risk factors for breast cancer.
An individual’s risk of developing breast cancer is influenced by a number of factors such as specific genes, lifestyle choices, hormonal factors, and environmental exposures.
- Analyze a family's pedigree for the occurrence of breast cancer.
- Conduct simulated DNA testing for the BRCA1 gene.
- Complete a survey on risk factors associated with breast cancer and then analyze the survey responses based on a "What Science Says" factsheet.
- Analyze data from an experiment indicating that environmental exposures during childhood (before puberty) may increase risks of breast cancer.
- Use beads to model effects of DDT insecticide exposure before puberty and after puberty.
Limit 1 free sample per customer
|1 - 9||$12.00 ea.|
|10 - 24||$11.40 ea.|
|25 - 1000||$10.80 ea.|
Each assembled kit contains:
- Student instructions
- Simulated BRCA1 Genetic Test sheet
- DNA Stain (simulated)
- Graduated medicine cup
- 3 Bags of beads
- My Family Pedigree
- Breast Cancer Risks—What Science Knows
Also required: Tap water, safety goggles
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Breast Cancer Risk: Genes and the Environment – Pack of 10 Unassembled Kits
Catalog # STO-146U
Unassembled packs contain materials for 10 kits.
- All supplies, lab materials, and printed labels
- Student instructions copy master
- Easy to follow instructions for kit assembly
|1 - 9||$80.00 ea.|
|10 - 1000||$76.00 ea.|
Breast Cancer Risk: Genes and the Environment – 10 Kit Refill Pack
Catalog # STO-146R
Refill packs contain materials to replace consumable supplies for 10 kits.
|1 - 9||$34.00 ea.|
|10 - 1000||$32.30 ea.|
For several weeks we have done about 3 – 4 kits a week and my students have loved the pace and activity. To see their faces recognize change and surprise is priceless.
- 7th-8th grade science teacher (TX)