Fishy Genetics is a teaching module designed to introduce high school students to DNA with emphasis on structure, function, and inheritance. This module uses the fellow’s research organism, the longhorn sculpin, as a way to pull real science into the classroom, encouraging student interest. The activities focus on hands-on manipulation of DNA, both through physical interaction and creative expression. Students completing this module should be able to explain how scientists can use DNA to
enhance their quality of life through genetic screening, criminal justice, and family planning.
|Module Activity Overview||Estimated Class Time|
|DNA Candy Modeling||1 (90 min) class|
|DNA Extraction||1 (90 min) class|
|Gel Electrophoresis||1 (90 min) class|
|Mendelian Genetics||1 (60 min) class|
Last updated: 3/9/2015