Become a Geneticist

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Do you get all of your knowledge about lemurs from cartoon movies? A fun biology lesson focuses on DNA and genetics with a fun lemur connection. Young geneticists create a DNA bracelet and extract the DNA from a strawberry. Connections to the lemurs of Madagascar intertwined throughout the lesson make this a fun and engaging resource.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After making the lemur bracelets, challenge individuals to find a peer with the same pattern
  • There are many online games and activities for pupils struggling with base pairs
Classroom Considerations

  • Lysis buffer must be prepared ahead of class time
Pros

  • Vocabulary is included
  • Everything included is hands-on and applied, keeping learners engaged
Cons

  • Assessment tool is not included
Common Core