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Effect of Environment on Plant GrowthAdd to list Details
The purpose of this plant biotechnology activity is to demonstrate the effect of changes in the environment on the growth and fertility of landscape grasses and crop grasses such as wheat and rice.
Transformation of E. coli Using Green Fluorescent ProteinAdd to list Details
In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners transform a strain of E. coli using green fluorescent protein from a bioluminescent jellies.
Yummy Gummy Double Helix
In this activity, learners make their own edible DNA double helix out of candy and find out about the shape of DNA.
In this activity, learners explore deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a nanoscale structure that occurs in nature.
This Bitter Be Good
In this health and genetics activity, learners determine whether tasting the bitter compound PTC (phenylthiocarbamide) influences which vegetables a person likes.
In this activity, learners explore the "nuts and bolts" of gene chips.
Make a DNA Model
In this activity, learners make a 3-D model of DNA using paper and toothpicks. While constructing this model, learners will explore the composition and structure of DNA.
Not Just A Bag Of BeansAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners count and measure kidney beans to explore natural selection and variation. Learners measure the length of 50-100 beans.
Clippy Island: An Investigation into Natural Selection
In this activity, leaners will observe the process of natural selection on a population of birds called 'Springbeaks' over four seasons of breeding on an isolated environment called 'Clippy Island.' L
Reading DNAAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use edible models of the DNA molecule to transcribe an mRNA sequence, and then translate it into a protein.
Have Your DNA and Eat It TooAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build edible models of DNA, while learning basic DNA structure and the rules of base pairing.
Homologous Shoes?Add to list Details
This "concept demonstration" provides learners with a concrete example (a pair of shoes in a classroom "cell") of what homology means.
Restriction Enzyme Digestion: How does it work? Why is it useful?Add to list Details
In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners use restriction enzymes to cut up DNA from a virus called Bacteriophage λ, a process known as restriction digestion.
In this game (on pages 14-21), learners explore how each human being inherits genetic traits such as eye color.
In this activity, learners investigate variations in human traits. This allows learners' natural curiosity about their identity to draw them into the study of heredity.
Microarrays and Stem Cells
In this activity, learners use microarray technology to determine which genes are turned on and off at various points in the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells on their way to becoming pancreat
What's the Risk?Add to list Details
To discover the risk and protective factors involved in substance addiction, learners play a game of chance to determine whether a fictitious child is likely or unlikely to abuse drugs.
Coral Spawning Globe
This activity models the mass coral spawning event that takes place at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary every August.
Born of Blood: Craft Stick Chromosomes
In this activity, learners work in groups to match craft sticks that represent chromosomes. Learners must define critical attributes of their chromosomes as they look for matching chromosomes.
Genetics the Easy WayAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make critters out of recyclables and apply the rules of mathematics to solve genetics problems.