This project was designed to compliment the non-fiction book "Genome The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters" by Matt Ridley. This project is a great homework / project assignment for science students!
All students are assigned to read the Introduction. The rest of the text / chapters are assigned to individual students. Since each chapter has a focus on one chromosome each chapter is like an article. At times other chapters are referenced, but it is not critical that students read the referenced chapter to understand their selected chapter. This text is for the more advanced student. Students choose chapters based on interest and all students are given the same assignment for each chapter. Chapters increase in difficulty. Chapters 1-5 are fairly easy and can be assigned to struggling readers.
Each student completes…
Introduction guided reading questions
Selected chapter guided reading questions
Interview with the teacher answering a mystery question