A Recipe for Traits

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Can you imagine being able to manipulate DNA to create a dog? It happens in nature everyday; why not let kids get a chance to see how DNA is put together to create the traits that make pets, animals, and people the unique creatures they are. Each team is handed an envelope containing the DNA or recipe for what their dog is going to look like, they use the strands and the trait code to determine which traits their dog is going to have. They then draw their dogs based on the DNA in each envelope. The instructional activity includes some great points for discussion, DNA code strips, dog trait key, and the same set of handouts in Spanish! This is a super cool way to learn about DNA!

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English, Spanish
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Year
2008
Common Core