The GENETICS Project
The GENETICS Project (1999-2003) fostered excellence in K-12 genetics teaching in Washington State. We provided professional development to elementary, middle, and high school teachers and identified and developed outstanding genetics instructional materials.
Through the activity, Build-an-Animal, students learn the principles of inheritance as they construct a family of styrofoam creatures.
GS outreach staff collaborated with other science education groups to develop teaching modules and provide teacher professional development. For example, we worked with Washington MESA to write Amazing Cells: A Cell Biology Unit for Grades 5 through 7. This and other teaching modules developed during this project can be downloaded from the Instructional Materials area of this website.
This project was funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through their Precollege Outreach Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions.