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These Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero lesson plans developed by Mindfuel.ca (Alberta Science Foundation) make it easy for you to implement hands-on student activities in the classroom based on the genetic engineering concepts presented in Amino Labs kits and the Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero Guide book.
Each lesson guide includes a variety of student activities: hands-on experiments, virtual simulators, individual and group assignments, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, and assessments with accompanying teacher keys. The Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book and experiment kits for chapters 3 and 4 are quite important for these lessons! Lessons 1 and 2 do not require any Amino Labs kit - you can use your own materials from the classroom.
This 4 part lesson guide covers:
- Discover DNA,
- Genetic Engineering & Lab safety
- Growing and understanding E. Coli cells with a hands-on experiment using the Canvas kit
- Genetic Engineering E. Coli cells with DNA Plasmids with a hands-on experiment using the Engineer-it kit
How to use in the classroom
Lessons at a glance