More than Skin Deep

From crime to paternity, DNA fingerprinting has revolutionized how the world views inherited traits. Science sleuths investigate the facts about DNA profiling through a variety of activities. The Teacher's Guide includes printable materials and helpful hints for getting the most out of the lesson plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Place the activities near the end of a genetics unit to touch upon genetic testing
  • Discover five court cases where genetic testing made all the difference through an interesting article

Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils must understand the function of DNA and how parents pass it to offspring 
  • Print the materials for the Card Sort activity in color and laminate them for future use
Pros

  • The opener is fun and exciting!
  • Resource pulls together many different aspects of DNA fingerprinting and profiling into one easy-to-use lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core