Genes Determine Appearance and Functionality
Eighth graders experiment with 'Genetic Engineering Box' software by gaining insight into the way that individual genes determine its appearance and functionality. They fill in a questionnaire about using the software.
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Reebops: A “Model” Organism for Teaching Genetic Concepts
In a sweet simulation, junior geneticists examine the chromosomes of a fictitious Reebop marshmallow animal, combine chromosomes to produce offspring, and then make a model of the resulting Reebop baby. Phenotypes include number of...
6th - 12th Science
Genetics: Our Past, Present, and Future
What did the DNA ligase say when it was confused? I don't under-strand! Young geneticists complete DNA extraction, virtual labs, a case study, and more as they learn about dominant and recessive genes in a unit that includes seven...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Face Lab - An Introduction to Genetics
Simulate the passing of genetic traits with this learning exercise. Working with a partner, pupils flip a coin to determine characteristics: gender, face shape, chin features, hair patterns and color, eye spacing, and more. A data chart...
7th - 12th Science