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, 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 ...

History of xenotransplantation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1214-history-of-xenotransplantation
Xenotransplantation was attempted unsuccessfully in the early 1900s. Several key research ...

Xenotransplantation – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1213-xenotransplantation-introduction
Xenotransplantation is when living cells, tissues or organs are transplanted between species ...

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 ...

Xenotransplantation – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2125-xenotransplantation-timeline
This timeline features some of the key events in xenotransplantation from the early 1900s until ...

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 ...

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 ...

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% ...

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 ...

Xenotransplantation and organ donation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1212-xenotransplantation-and-organ-donation
There is a worldwide shortage of deceased organ donors. In this theme, we explore ways of ...

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 ...

Ethics and xenotransplantation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1215-ethics-and-xenotransplantation
Xenotransplantation entails transplanting cells or organs (for example pancreatic cells, a ...

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 ...

Ethics and organ donation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1217-ethics-and-organ-donation
Worldwide there are approximately 150,000 people waiting for an organ transplant at any one ...

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 ...

Obesity risk factors

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/214-obesity-risk-factors
In this activity, students participate in a simulation that demonstrates that both genetic ...

Organ donation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1216-organ-donation
Organ donation can help treat disease and save lives. New Zealand has a low rate of organ ...

Q&A: Xenotransplantation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1218-q-amp-a-xenotransplantation
Xenotransplantation is when cells, tissues or organs are taken from one species and put into ...
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