My students need CPO Crazy Chromosomes Lab Kit. This Lab kit has multiple leveled labs complete with long lasting equipment, readings, assessments and extensions.
This project expired on May 31, 2018.
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My students come to science ready to make things happen. They are creative, kind, and seek to solve the problems in front of them.
Science is something we DO and not just something we learn about from a distance.
My students tell me that their favorite days in my class are lab days. The bigger the mess, the better!
As we transition over to NGSS here, our labs need to grow and change too. I want to continue to make sure that my students enter high school excited to take more science classes and are prepared to succeed there. I know investigative labs will make the difference.
Middle school students love science when it is real to them. Understanding DNA, inheritance of traits, and genetic variation can be strange and abstract. CPO's Crazy Chromosomes Lab kit makes all of these ideas real. Students build DNA models with the different bases that correspond to a creature with different traits.
My students need to do more than read about traits; they need to make it happen in the classroom.
The labs are written for middle school students to understand and succeed with. There are different levels to help my different levels of students and assessments to help me understand what they have learned. The equipment is durable, and made to survive 14 year olds, and the teacher materials makes teachers feel successful too.
I can't wait to include Crazy Chromosomes in my NGSS classroom!
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