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Primary School Resources

K 9 Preview

An overview of what Jeans for Genes supports and why.

Jeans4 Genes Gene Helix

Jeans DNA helix colouring in for kids

K year 2 teaser

Introduce young children to STEM and encourage them to become future scientists!

Future Scientist Activities Preview

These fun activities are perfect for your little ones to complete at home using the items in their CMRI Future Scientist lab kit available from shop.cmri.org.au

Year 3 year 6 teaser

Science activities for your school STEM program or use them at home to help your curious kids become future scientists!

Make Strawberry DNA

Learn how to extract strawberry DNA at home or in the classroom - with adult supervision!

Primary Find a Word Preview

Students learn what's really in their genes. Great for English and science skills (grade 2+).

Primary The basics preview

Learn the basics about biology - cells, DNA, and genetic disease.

High School Resources

Hight School preview

An overview of what Jeans for Genes supports and why.

Primary The basics preview

Learn the basics about biology - cells, DNA, and genetic disease.

Kate mullany video

This video presentation is designed for High School students to help them understand more about our research and how Jeans for Genes and community support helps finds new treatments and cures for children. For higher resolution, view on YouTube.

Decoding

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.’

Crack teh code thumb

Learn about the DNA code. You and your students can unravel the mysteries of the DNA code: learn some basics about DNA and mutations.

Yr8 Cell Division

Year 8 Science Activity. How cell division works in normal cells and abnormal cells.

Mitosis Dance

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.

Traits card

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!

Traits Teachers

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.

High School crossword preview

Test students' problem-solving ability with these clever science clues (grade 9+).

Crossword Answers preview

For teachers, this version has the answers filled in.

Quiz preview

Quiz students on their genetic know-how or as a lunchtime trivia game with prizes (grade 9+).

Quiz Answers Preview

For teachers and those who REALLY want to know, this version has answers at the end.

Gene Therapis Preview

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).

GT Answers Preview

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.

Karyotyping

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.

Karyotyping

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.