This unit may contain some activities that are similar to ones you may remember doing in Science when you were in school, only the fun level has been kicked up several notches. It includes an activity to Engage the students in thinking about what genetics really is and then it includes an Explore activity where the reading and rigor level are mixed well with good clean fun as students will use genetics to make a “First Photo” of their new creation! To help the students to Explain more about genetics, this unit has an informational text section for the children to read, with short answers and vocabulary. For Elaboration, the students will write an essay about a directed topic related to genetics. Finally for Evaluation, there is a quiz. This unit is aligned to the common core standards. Enjoy!