BrickLAB Genetics

  • 875.00 USD
DNA Mutations Come to Life!

If Aunt Muriel and Uncle Charles both have blue eyes, could their brand new baby have brown eyes? Answer this question and so much more as BrickLAB bricks guide demonstration and examination of the fascinating world of genetics and heredity. Each day, learners build model families to tour the concepts of heredity, construct strands of DNA and review the basics of human inheritance. Through 12 hands-on activities, watch as the intricate coding of genes and the impacts of DNA mutations come to life.

With BrickLAB Genetics, students assemble a comprehensive view of the special and distinct processes that make up the world around them!

Grades: 6-8
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Life Science

Recommended Settings: 

  • Summer camps
  • After-school programs
  • Classrooms looking for manipulative-based science lessons

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Extension Activities
  • Materials List

Curriculum Topics:

  • Introduction to Traits and Heredity
  • Trait Distribution
  • Dominant vs. Recessive
  • Coded Message
  • DNA Coding
  • Mutation
  • Expanding the Alphabet
  • The Multi-Tiered Code
  • Optional Extreme Build Challenge: The Double Helix

Reusability and Expansion:

Training: 

  • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 15 sets
  • BrickLAB bricks: 6500+
  • Brick separator: 1
  • Dry erase pockets: 15
  • Dry erase markers: 15
  • Muslin bags: 15
  • Mesh bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Storage tub: 2

Curriculum Printed Copy includes: 1 Instructor Guide and 15 sets of Printed Student Pages.

Curriculum Digital Download includes: Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Gathering Data Through All the Senses
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Productivity and Accountability

© 2018 Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), p21.org. All Rights Reserved. P21 was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • MS-LS3-1 Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
  • MS-LS3-2 Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
    NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

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