Foundations of Genomics

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

PHOTO CREDIT: Maria Zhu
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.

Learn More icon Grade 11, 12, icon 30–60 mins
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.

Learn More icon Grade 10, 11, icon 30–60 mins
PHOTO CREDIT: Maria Zhu
Classroom Workshops

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
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
Hands-on Activities

An educational (and delicious) introduction to DNA structure through edible model building.

Learn More icon Grade 8, 9, 10, icon 0-30 mins
PHOTO CREDIT: Maria Zhu
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
PHOTO CREDIT: Maria Zhu
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
Hands-on Activities

See how different kinds of mutation can impact organism physiology with this DIY version of our build-a-beetle activity.

Learn More icon Grade 10, 12, icon 30–60 mins
Classroom Workshops

Learn how traits are inherited from one generation to the next with this interactive introduction to heredity and Punnett Squares.

Learn More icon Grade 10, icon 30–60 mins
Hands-on Activities

Learn how traits are inherited from one generation to the next with this interactive introduction to heredity and Punnett Squares.

Learn More icon Grade 9, 10, icon 30-60 mins
Hands-on Activities

Learn how to information is encoded in DNA by making a simple bracelet with 4 differently coloured beads.

Learn More icon Grade 8, 9, 10, icon 30–60 mins