The Genes of the Regenerating Tail Cover

These materials were developed by an ABE Master Teacher as part of the ABE Master Teacher Fellowship. In this project, students, acting as young explorers and researchers, step into a virtual world and help young Gregory in his search for one specific gene that might play a role in tail regeneration of lizards. They hunt DNA samples of different lizards in the jungle, and back in the virtual lab, they extract DNA, run a PCR, and do more techniques until they can come to a conclusion whether the gene plays a role in tail regeneration.

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Resource Type
Teaching Materials
Classroom-based
Appropriate Ages
Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary
Resource Topic
DNA
PCR
Pipetting