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DNA and Genes: The Basics and Beyond

DNA and Genes: The Basics and Beyond


This Website offers a clear definition of the science of Genetics, highlighting DNA and genes. There is a neat, easy-to-understand animated tour of the basics and an opportunity to go inside an animated cell. Student can build a DNA molecule and discover how proteins function. Teachers and students alike will enjoy "What Makes a Firefly Glow?" Among others, there is a student activity based on using DNA to solve a mystery of stolen artifacts. The great teacher resources supply guides and suggest classroom activities. All in all, this is a useful site whose simple interactive graphics provide a fun and easy way to learn the difficult subject of DNA.

Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah

• Lesson Plans • Learning Exercises • Learning Games • Pictures and/or Illustrations


• High School Middle School Elementary School

Ron Koolman