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.