Role of proteins in the body

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/209-role-of-proteins-in-the-body
Proteins are molecules made of amino acids. They are coded for by our genes and form the basis ...

Meiosis, inheritance and variation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/208-meiosis-inheritance-and-variation
Although we are all unique, there are often obvious similarities within families. Maybe you ...

Genotype and phenotype

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/207-genotype-and-phenotype
We are all unique. Even monozygotic twins, who are genetically identical, always have some ...

DNA profiling

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1980-dna-profiling
DNA profiling is the process where a specific DNA pattern, called a profile, is obtained from a ...

DNA, chromosomes and gene expression

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/206-dna-chromosomes-and-gene-expression
We hear about DNA all the time, whether it’s in a news story or the latest crime show on TV ...

The genotype/phenotype connection

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/201-the-genotype-phenotype-connection
What role do genes play in development? How does your genotype contribute to your phenotype? Or ...

Obesity: genetic or environmental?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/203-obesity-genetic-or-environmental
Rachael Taylor is a Research Associate Professor based at the Edgar National Centre for ...

DNA detective

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/211-dna-detective
In this activity, students learn about the collection and processing of DNA evidence and use ...

Uniquely me – key Terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1760-uniquely-me-key-terms
What makes you, you and me, me? Genes or environment? How we look and act is the result of the ...

Crime scene evidence

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1979-crime-scene-evidence
Forensic scientists collect or process trace evidence such as hair, skin, blood or semen ...

Genetics webquest

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/213-genetics-webquest
In this activity, students carry out a genetics webquest using resources from the Science ...

The ideal barcoding gene

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1937-the-ideal-barcoding-gene
A gene from mitochondria, called cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1), was selected by the ...

Cell division

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1317-cell-division
The most important part of the cell is the nucleus, for this is where all the instructions for ...

Twins

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/210-twins
Twins are 2 offspring born from the same pregnancy. It is estimated that twins make up about 2% ...

Forensics and DNA

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1978-forensics-and-dna
Forensics is the application of science in a legal setting. An example of modern forensics ...

Fertilisation to adulthood – Timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1761-fertilisation-to-adulthood-timeline
This timeline gives information on the key stages in the development of a human. Please note ...

Genetics: true or false?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/212-genetics-true-or-false
In this activity, students use an interactive or paper-based graphic organiser to explore ...

Forensics – interesting facts

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2038-forensics-interesting-facts
Here are some interesting facts about forensics and DNA: New Zealand was the second country in ...

Understanding brain development

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/202-understanding-brain-development
We all have a genetic blueprint for development, but we know there are other factors that ...

DNA barcoding

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1936-dna-barcoding
DNA barcodes are short sequences from a standard region of the mitochondrial cytochrome c ...

New Zealand's DNA Databank

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1981-new-zealand-s-dna-databank
In 1995, New Zealand became the second country in the world to collect and store DNA profiles ...

Designer babies – fact or fiction?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1969-designer-babies-fact-or-fiction
In vitro fertilisation has helped many overcome difficulties with having children. However, it ...

Family resemblance: traits through generations

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/215-family-resemblance-traits-through-generations
In this activity, students simulate the passing of traits through three generations. The ...

Cohesin proteins and human development

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/204-cohesin-proteins-and-human-development
Proteins have many different roles within our bodies. They are coded for by our genes and form ...
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