Teaching Tools and Resources
- NHGRI Activities for the USA Science and Engineering Festival
From the 2010 USA Science & Engineering Festival held in Washington D.C., simple, DNA-related activities you can try at home or online.
- Visible Proofs: Forensics Views of the Body
Visit the Education section for the Visible Proofs Web site and explore several forensic topics through online activities and lesson plans.
- Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
From the National Library of Medicine, instructional resources for educators in middle-, high-school and higher education institutions. The resources provide instructional guides and materials that an educator may adapt, in whole or in part, for student interest, level, and academic goals.
- Speakers from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
How to schedule a speaker from NHGRI
- Genetics Education Resources for Teachers
A series of teaching modules developed by NHGRI. The modules include specific teaching plans to present the history, facts and genetic terminology behind the Human Genome Project, and the ethical, legal and social questions surrounding the discoveries and advancements of this research.
- What Is Genetic Counseling?
All about the career of genetic counseling.
- Online Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project
This multimedia educational kit created by NHGRI covers the history of the Human Genome Project and the basics of molecular biology.
- A Guide to Your Genome
Comprehensive and easy to understand information about your genome.
- Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
A resource created to help people without scientific backgrounds understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. Students, teachers and parents will find the glossary an easy-to-use, always available learning source on genetics.
A science fact sheet produced by NHGRI that explains the different types of cloning - from cloning genes to cloning whole animals.
- Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
A science fact sheet produced by NHGRI that covers the definition, function and discovery of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA).
- Human Genetic Variation
An online curriculum supplement developed by NHGRI and the National Institutes of Health's Office of Science Education that covers the basics of human genetic variation.
- Genetics Mentorship Program
An American Society of Human Genetics, nationwide program created to provide genetics experts for the classroom.
- The Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute
The Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute provides a wealth of educational materials on genomics.
Slide Shows and Animated Presentations
Last Reviewed: August 20, 2013