DNA Biology Kit
Head into the
lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology
focused on heredity and variation in organisms, and DNA, the acid that
holds the blueprints for life. See genetic material with your own eyes
as you isolate the DNA from a tomato in a test tube. Investigate
inheritance and learn how traits are passed down from parents to
children. Learn about dominant and recessive genes and play inheritance
games to determine how traits will be expressed.
Learn about the biology of reproduction, the components of cells, and
how chromosomes are combined and copied. Assemble a model to see the
elegant double-stranded helical structure of DNA. Then crack the genetic
code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit
together to compose it. Read about how scientists use DNA sequencing to
reveal the order of nucleotides in DNA.
Analyze DNA evidence to identify suspects and solve a crime. Learn
about the influential scientists, including Mendel, Watson, and Crick,
who made breakthrough contributions to this field.
Breed your own bacteria colony to experiment with genetic
engineering. Read about how mutation affects genes and how scientists
clone plants and animals. The full-color, 48-page manual guides your
experiments. Ages 10 and up.
• isolate the DNA from a tomato
• learn about inheritance and how traits are expressed
• build a DNA model
• breed bacteria to experiment with genetic engineering