"A perfect combination of interactive technology and reinforcement of key concepts."
This Cornell-style webquest consists of 38 teacher made questions that go along with four websites on DNA, including a base pair matching game, a simulation to create a DNA fingerprint, and a simulation to run a gel electrophoresis with questions that go with each. My students absolutely loved being able to solve the case of the licked lollipop and learning all of the steps of running their very own gel electrophoresis to create a DNA profile.
This webquest was created for a forensic science class, but could also be used for any other science class that studies DNA, including biology, life science, or general science.
This versatile product can be used within your DNA unit, but can also be a standalone activity or a great, easy lesson plan for a substitute to monitor for a day you are away, provided that students have internet access. It can be done independently or with a partner to differentiate instruction.
As an editable Word document, you can modify this product to fit your own needs and classroom.
This Webquest will take 1-2 class periods to complete.
Answer key is included for ease of grading.