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6-8 My Body Alive: Genetics

Challenge Activity

Fingerprint Source Identification Activity

See how well you did with the Fingerprint Source Identification Activity. Click here for the answers


Educational Video

What is DNA?

Explore DNA structure/function, chromosomes, genes, and traits and how this relates to heredity!

Educational Video

Fingerprint Formation

How do fingerprints form? Even though many people think it’s random, a lot of it has to do with your genes!


Fingerprint Painting

Get inspired with these easy fingerprint painting ideas!

Educational Video

Genetic Engineering

Learn how engineers use their understanding of genetics to enhance our world. 

At Home Experiment

Strawberry DNA Extraction

This video will show you how to mix a solution that will take apart the strawberry cells and release the DNA from inside them. Strawberries have a large amount of DNA compared to humans and we can easily extract it and pull it out of our solution with tweezers. Strawberry DNA looks like a cloudy ooze.

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