Genetic Education Resources for Teachers

DNA Kit Select Activities

The following list of pages feature activities from the DNA Kit appropriate to specific grade levels. The DNA Kit was designed by the Science Museum of Minnesota [smm.org], The Association of Science Technology Centers [astc.org] and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

  • Genome Project Overview: Page 7-8
    What is the Human Genome Project, what are the future implications of the project, and what is in the future?
     
  • DNA Model Building:
    • Pop Bead Model: Page 19-20, Grades 7 - 12
    • Molecular Model: Page 20-22, Grades 6 - 12
       
  • DNA Extraction:
    • DNA Extraction from Wheat Germ: Page 23-27, Grades 6 - 12
       
  • Measurements and Micropipetting: Page 30-32, Grades 6 - 12
     
  • Gel Electrophoresis: Page 33-39, Grades 6 - 12
     
  • Sequencing Simulation: Page 44-47, Grades 6 - 12
     
  • Sequence Analysis: Page 48 - 50, Grades 6 - 12
     
  • Cystic Fibrosis Gene Sequence: Page 50-53, Grades 6 - 12
     
  • Genetic Traits: Page 54-55, Grades 6 - 12
     
  • What's in my Genes: Page 56-57, Grades 3 - 12
     
  • Genetic Roulette: Page 57, Grades 3 - 12
     
  • Original Publication from Watson and Crick: Page 61-62, Grades 9 - 12

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Last Reviewed: August 20, 2013