This unit focuses directly on life cycles but adds in FUN and INTERACTIVE ways to integrate STEM! Students will extract DNA, discover mutations, write and make edible DNA strands, and solve genetic mysteries in science. In the end they will answer the question...Can we change a life cycle with genetic mutations? The coolest thing about this unit is: I have written it so that even a 2nd grade student can understand and be successful with such a complex STEM challenge! All resources, videos, simulations, and handouts are included in this package! Enjoy.