Head into the lab to conduct an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology that focuses on heredity and variation in organisms. You will also learn about DNA, the acid that holds the blueprints for life.
See genetic material with your own eyes as you isolate the DNA from a tomato in a test tube. Investigate inheritance so you can learn how parents pass traits down to children. Learn about dominant and recessive genes and play inheritance games in order to determine how traits will be expressed.
Learn about the biology of reproduction, the components of cells, and how chromosomes combine. You can assemble a model to see the elegant double-stranded helical structure of DNA. Then you can crack the genetic code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit together.
Analyse DNA evidence so you can identify suspects and solve a crime. Breed your own bacteria colony to experiment with survival of the fittest. Read about how mutation affects genes and how scientists clone plants and animals. Full-colour, 48-page manual.
Perfect from 10 years.