Genetics is a fascinating subject, but also one that students can struggle with. This engaging STEM lesson combines genetics and 3D design in an activity sure to please your class. While this project is designed for a final 3D printed object, it can be used without a 3D printer by using modeling clay instead.
Your students will learn about inherited traits using fictional creatures called rebops. They will combine DNA from parent rebops to find the genotype and phenotype of a potential offspring. They will then model the offspring using a web based 3D design tool, and print their final product with a 3D printer.
This lesson includes Next Gen Science Standards, a full lesson plan, multiple student handouts, and an accompanying Powerpoint.
My students absolutely love this lesson, so why not share it with yours?