Hands-on Activities

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

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
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
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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-bee or beetle activity.

Learn More icon Grade 10, 12, 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