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 ‘DNAgene’ 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. 
    Published 22 June 2011