Breast Cancer Risk: Genes and the Environment

Catalog #STO-146

Explore genetic and environmental risk factors for breast cancer.

Time To Complete Time to complete: Two 40-minute class periods + homework

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

Quantity Price
1 - 9$12.98 ea.
10 - 24$12.33 ea.
25 - 1000$11.68 ea.

Each assembled kit contains:

  • Student instructions
  • Simulated BRCA1 Genetic Test sheet
  • DNA Stain (simulated)
  • Graduated medicine cup
  • Stirrer
  • 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
Quantity Price
1 - 9$86.52 ea.
10 - 1000$82.19 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.

Quantity Price
1 - 9$36.77 ea.
10 - 1000$34.93 ea.

Teacher Testimonial

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)

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