Grade 11

These fun, interactive activities provide new and interesting ways for students to discover genomics. Explore these resources and incorporate them into their lesson plans.

Classroom Workshops

Step into the role of a Medical Geneticist and learn how to use family pedigrees to diagnose inherited genetic diseases.

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Classroom Workshops

Explore the societal benefits and challenges of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) by working in groups to solve 8 criminal cases.

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Classroom Workshops

In this advanced version of our build-a-bee activity, learn about the process of DNA > RNA > protein and what happens to organisms when mutations arise.

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Classroom Workshops

Stop global catastrophe by engineering genes into a pipecleaner plasmid and discuss how global challenges can have biological solutions.

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Classroom Workshops

Experience how genes and environment combine to shape evolution in this hands-on activity modeled after Darwin's famous study on Galapagos finches.

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Classroom Workshops

See how different kinds of mutation can impact organism physiology with this fun build-a-bee activity.

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PHOTO CREDIT: James Rickwood
Travelling Suitcase Exhibits

Learn about the science behind Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and explore perspectives surrounding one of the most complex GMO issues: food.

Learn More icon Grade 10, 11, 12, icon 60-120 mins
Travelling Suitcase Exhibits

See how genetics research in BC is helping scientists understand more about salmon biology and ecology.

Learn More icon Grade 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, icon 60-120 mins
Travelling Suitcase Exhibits

Introduce your students to the fascinating world of genomes and genomics with this travelling exhibit stuffed with activities and resources.

Learn More icon Grade 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, icon 60-120 mins
Classroom Workshops

Combine your analytical skills with forensic biology techniques to solve a crime and defeat the evil-doer in this fast-paced group investigation.

Learn More icon Grade 10, 11, icon 60-120 mins
Hands-on Activities

In this advanced version of our build-a-bee activity, learn about the process of DNA > RNA > protein and what happens to organisms when mutations arise.

Learn More icon Grade 11, 12, icon 30–60 mins
Hands-on Activities

See how different kinds of mutation can impact organism physiology with this fun build-a-bee activity.

Learn More icon Grade 10, 11, icon 30–60 mins
PHOTO CREDIT: Tess Watson
Hands-on Activities

Extract and visualize DNA from cells using some basic household chemicals

Learn More icon Grade 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, icon 0-30 mins
Case Studies

Use this case study to illustrate how Sickle Cell Anemia is inherited and how being a carrier of the mutant allele can be beneficial.

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Case Studies

Use this case study to help students explore the complex relationships between medical conditions and genetic & environmental factors.

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Case Studies

Help two parents understand the history of a rare genetic condition in their family and how genetic testing might help them plan for the future. Familial.

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Case Studies

Learn how a genetic test for heriditary colon cancer variants can help medical professionals assist families plan for their future.

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Case Studies

Learn how a genetic test for ApoE variants can help understand medical conditions like cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease using this case study.

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Travelling Suitcase Exhibits

Witness the impact of mountain pine beetles on BC forests and learn how genetics might help slow their spread.

Learn More icon Grade 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, icon 60-120 mins
Travelling Suitcase Exhibits

This travelling exhibit introduces genetics and explains the importance of bees. The exhibit comes complete with colourful and engaging text panels, hands on activities and models.

Learn More icon Grade 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, icon 60-120 mins