|Chromi the ChromosomeTM
!The hot new educational toy that all the geneticists are talking about!
|Chromi is a visual model used for:
Teaching genetic concepts:
*what a chromosome is
*non-disjunction, chromosomal disorders, *inheritance
The perfect gift for:
*hard-to-buy-for genetic professionals
*genetic counseling students
|Experiences with Chromi:
"We received the new Chromi. Very cute! I like the colors. This new one doesn't have velcro but we didn't seem to miss it. We had our first workshop last week with teachers of grades 5-8. My colleague, who teaches about chromosomes used Chromi on a number of occasions to demonstrate principles. Chromi is very useful as a demonstration aid and helped make concepts clearer to the teachers."
Megan Brown, Ph.D., Washington University.
"I just borrowed Chromi's from a friend to teach a 1st year community college lecture. I used 2 volunteers from the class as mother and father to demonstrate dominant & recessive inheritance (with a hair elastic around the one with the mutation) they were a big hit!!!! ...One student said that it was the best lecture they'd had all year, because it was interactive."
Emily Glogowski, MSc, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer center.
|Teaching Chromi Model: (shown above 6 inches long) is available at $5.00 each or $15.00 per set of 4, plus shipping. Each set comes in a plastic carrying case.
Click on mail-in order form below:
USA domestic orders ONLY
(New lower pricing as of 5/2005 for sets!)
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|Research studies creator of Chromi is currently involved with:
Gene hunt for Hereditary Lung Cancer Susceptibility, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI. Families with 3 or more blood related members, living or deceased, smokers or non-smokers, that have been diagnosed with lung cancer, may be eligible for this study. No travel, no cost, phone interview and one-time blood draw at a local clinic or in-home mouth-wash sample.
For more info: http://genetics.wayne.edu/lung
P.O. Box 805901
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080-5901
|For Genetic Lesson Plan Ideas:
This is a link to a wonderful site created By
Debra Collins, MS, CGC,
Director, Genetics Education Center
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
|Tax ID: 38-3702129|
|Chromi's mission: To facilitate the general public's understanding of basic genetics and to promote the benefits of genetic discovery.|
Thank you to Mary Meyer Corporation for helping with this endeavor.
|Site revised 5/28/2008|