Genetics And DNA
Ages 8 and up
Price: $34.95 $17.95
Genetics & DNA
Biological Inheritance & Genetic Engineering
Head into the lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology focused on heredity and variation in organisms, and DNA, the acid that holds the blueprints for life. See genetic material with your own eyes as you isolate the DNA from a tomato in a test tube. Investigate inheritance and learn how traits are passed down from parents to children. Learn about dominant and recessive genes and play inheritance games to determine how traits will be expressed.
Learn about the biology of reproduction, the components of cells,
and how chromosomes are combined and copied. Assemble a model to see the
elegant double-stranded helical structure of DNA. Then crack the genetic
code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit
together to compose it. Read about how scientists use DNA sequencing to
reveal the order of nucleotides in DNA.
Analyze DNA evidence to identify suspects and solve a crime. Learn
about the influential scientists, including Mendel, Watson, and Crick,
who made breakthrough contributions to this field.
Breed your own bacteria colony to experiment with genetic engineering. Read about how mutation affects genes and how scientists clone plants and animals. The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments. Ages 10 and up.
• isolate the DNA from a tomato
• learn about inheritance and how traits are expressed
• build a DNA model
• breed bacteria to experiment with genetic engineering
Little Labs Stepping Into
Ages 5 and up
Price: $34.95 $19.95
Stepping Into Science
Begin a lifetime of scientific investigation and understanding with 25 fun experiments in five key areas: nature, physics, chemistry, air, and water.
Learn what plants need to grow, build a barometer, see how water climbs, watch plants sweat, and investigate plant propagation. Discover how a magnifying glass enlarges, how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, how sundials tell time, and how a motion picture works. Investigate air pressure, air flow, hovercraft, paper airplanes, and suction. Write secret messages, float a paper clip, blow super bubbles, observe capillary action, and test displacement. Build a soap-driven boat, mix oil and water, experiment with evaporation, paint with sugar, and watch a balloon inflate itself.
With a 48-page guidebook, Stepping into Science teaches science fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments, while also introducing children to the scientific method itself. Ages 5 and up.