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Genetic Traits Activity and Database
 
High School
   

Middle School
Toothpick Fish. Teach genetics and natural selection in the context of an environmental disaster than pollutes a stream.

Elementary School
Coming soon, genetics activities for upper elementary students. The first activities available will be Pasta Genetics and Build-an-Animal.

General
Genetics Glossary


Maple Elementary parents place leaves on the genetic traits tree.

Tools for Teachers
Curriculum Mapping Template (pdf). Teachers of all grades from Washington state can now easily map their classroom activities to the Washington Essential Learnings in science using this convenient, one-page form.

Other Activities
Although the activities above have been developed by ourselves, we also use or modify activities that have been developed by others. For example, in our high school bioethics module, we use the breast cancer genetic testing activity developed by the NIH and available free in its Human Genetic Variation curriculum supplement.

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For download of classroom activities in pdf format.

 
Funding

GENETICS is a Howard Hughes funded Pre-College Science Education Award

last updated December 4, 2001