Blueprint for Life

This Blueprint for Life activity & project also includes:

DNA is the code for all biological traits, both plant and animal. Using an exploratory lesson, learners begin to explore the concept of a biological code by decoding word puzzles. They then extract DNA from plant cells using detergent to break down the cell walls and membranes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils develop their own codes and have a partner attempt to crack them
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time to collect and prepare materials
  • Expects a basic understanding of DNA prior to completing the activity

  • Provides important background information
  • Includes a set of reflection questions

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