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Baby Genes—Super Value Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1575 

Price: $24.99

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Baby Genes and Genetics Activity Kit for biology and life science is a simulation that makes “real-life” genetic appearance more logical.

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Why do some children look so much like their parents and other do not? Students randomly select a sperm cell and an egg for a potential child. When the simulated fertilization occurs, the resulting baby is compared to its parents. A second child is similarly formed, and the two children from the same parents are compared. Students will be amazed how different the two children are from each other and from their parents. This simulation will make “real-life” genetic appearances more logical.

Super Value Kit is complete for 30 students working in pairs. All materials are reusable.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Baby gene cards, set of 15
Bag, zipper top, 8" x 8", 30

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Asking questions and defining problems
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
MS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-LS3-2. Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.
HS-LS3-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.