In this technology-based lab station activity, students will work independently to move around the classroom to review genetics topics. QR codes are incorporated in each station to allow students to easily access the videos and articles onto their personal devices in order to then answer the questions. Links to all sources are included, in addition to the QR codes, for students who choose to work on a laptop. Topics covered include: relationship between DNA, genes and chromosomes, karyotypes, DNA and RNA structure, DNA replication, protein synthesis, and meiosis. Editable station cards are included for you to customize for your classroom, if needed. This resource functions best as an end of unit review or a remediation activity, after having previously covered these topics, but it can be used as a guided inquiry activity to introduce key topics in genetics.
How can I use this?
• Guided introductory activity to introduce a genetics unit
• Review activity prior to a genetics unit test
• Engaging and meaningful sub plan
Why should I use this product in my classroom?
I love lab stations as a way for students to productively use technology as well as work autonomously in the classroom. Students get out of their seats and have the opportunity to use their beloved technology in a meaningful way. I love these lab stations in particular due to the way they allow students to hear all of the content covered in my Genetics Unit in a different format, as well as introducing inheritance topics and making connections to genetic disorders, which I cover after in my Heredity Unit. My students find these stations engaging and interesting.
What is included?
• 2 pages of teacher implementation notes (PDF)
• 2 page student handout (PDF)
• 2 page answer key (PDF)
• 6 QR code lab stations, including an editable version (PDF and PPT)
How much class time will this take?
This activity takes two 50-minute class periods or one 90-minute class period.
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