Daily Archives: 10. September 2003

Teaching Genetics with Cookies?

The Center for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison has links to several different teaching resources on their K-12 outreach page. Two of the listed activities can be used in the classroom to demonstrate/teach students about genetics and heredity:

1) The Cookie Analogy uses different varieties of cookies (baked by the students) to demonstrate concepts of heredity.

2) Reebops are imaginary organisms, constructed from marshmallows (and other items), that “breed” in the classroom and therefore allow students to follow the transmission of genetic traits through several generations.