Genetics & DNA Lab

by Timeless Toys Chicago


Head to 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 sustains blueprints for life. See the genetic material with your own eyes as you isolate the DNA of a tomato in a test tube. Research inheritance and learn how traits are passed 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 combine and copy. Build a model to see the graceful double-stranded helical structure of DNA. Then break the genetic code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit together. Analyze DNA evidence to identify suspects and solve a crime. Raise your own colony of bacteria to experiment with the survival of the fittest. Read about how the mutation affects genes and how scientists clone plants and animals. 48 page full color manual.

Recommended for ages 10+