At The Gene Scene, from the American Museum of Natural History, you can learn all about heredity and genetics. You'll explore genes, chromosomes, DNA, and the work of genetic scientists around the world. See how genetics is used to solve crimes and save endangered animals. Make a bracelet from the DNA code of your favorite animal, and do an experiment where you'll separate the DNA from an onion. You'll love this site!
DNA From the Beginning is a great overview of the rules of heredity. Each of the 14 topics includes animation, photos, and an interactive challenge for you to solve.
Brown hair? Green eyes? Art skills? Math skills? Discover how inherited traits and learned behaviors combine to make you "you" in this Heredity Study Jam from Scholastic. Try taking the quiz too!
How can applying genetic science help improve our world? Take a look at Putting DNA to Work from the Koshland Museum. This is a great interactive that lets you explore the uses of DNA science in health, farming, and fighting crime.
What do geneticists do? They study how genes can sometimes create health problems, and how technology might be used to correct or replace a faulty gene. Learn more at Australia's Kids Only site.
Take a look at this slideshow for kids, A Cartoon Guide to Genetics from the National Institutes of Health.
Isn't it amazing that nobody else in the whole world has the same genetic code that you do? Untangle the mystery of DNA with Tim and Moby.
From Arizona State University's Ask A Biologist site, read Solving A Genetic Mystery, then print out a word search, a crossword puzzle, and a coloring sheet all about genetics.
Are you ready for a challenge? Try your hand at breeding pigeons with the interactive Pigeonetics from the Genetic Science Learning Center. The 26 pigeon-breeding tasks start out easy, but become more complex as you include more traits. What kinds of birds will you hatch?
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