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    In this activity, students use an interactive or paper-based graphic organiser to explore common alternative conceptions about genetics. This activity can be done individually, in pairs or as a whole class.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • better explain some key genetics terms including ‘DNA', 'gene’ and ‘chromosome'
    • describe the basic processes by which genetic information is passed from 1 generation to the next.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • extension ideas
    • student worksheets
    • teacher answer sheet.

    Note: You will need the Adobe Flash Player to view the interactive.

      Published 22 June 2011 Referencing Hub articles