Science education helps young minds to become the scientists of tomorrow. The best biomedical scientists all had to find a spark of inspiration. Our strawberry DNA kitchen experiment is a perfect example of a real science experiment that can inspire young people and help them find their passion for science.
Parents or schools can use these activities to introduce young children to STEM and encourage them to become future scientists!
Incorporate these science activities into your school STEM program or use them at home to help your curious kids become future scientists!
Learn how to extract strawberry DNA at home or in the classroom - with adult supervision!
Learn the basics about biology - cells, DNA, and genetic disease.
Students learn what's really in their genes. Great for English and science skills (grade 2+).
Quiz students on their genetic know-how or as a lunchtime trivia game with prizes (grade 9+).
For teachers and those who REALLY want to know, this version has answers at the end.
Test students' problem-solving ability with these clever science clues (grade 9+).
For teachers, this version has the answers filled in.
An interactive classroom activity to teach students about genes, genetic disease, inheritance, DNA technology and the challenges of cutting-edge medical science (including ethical issues).
These notes will help you conduct this activity, which has been designed to address components of the NSW Stage 4/5 Science and HSC Biology syllabi.
Learn about the DNA code. You and your students can unravel the mysteries of the DNA code: learn some basics about DNA and mutations.
Brown eyes? Blue eyes? Tongue rolling? Investigate the wonderfully varied genetic traits of you and your classmates to reveal more about what makes us who we are!
For use with the Genetic Traits Activity Card above These teacher's notes will help with the genetic traits activity in your class and provides homework ideas.
Primary or High School. Get students understanding the movement of the chromosomes and the changes that go on within the nucleus of a cell during mitosis.
Year 8 Science Activity. How cell division works in normal cells and abnormal cells.
DNA coding analogy activity for Yr 10-12 students with teacher notes. Teacher testimonial: ‘This lesson runs itself and is one of my top 5 that I do with students whenever I can fit it in, either in Year 10 genetics or Yr 12 biology. It never fails to engage students as they work both collaboratively and independently to identify the code and then apply it.’
A hands-on paper activity to cut-out, sort and analyse human chromosomes and genetic disorders (grade 9+). Birth defects and many diseases can be caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Karyotyping is one of many techniques that can detect these abnormalities, by looking at the number and structure of chromosomes.
These detailed teacher's notes explains how to conduct the karyotyping activity.
This activity has been designed to address components of the NSW Stage 4 and 5 Science and HSC Biology syllabi.