The "Gene Genie" (CBC Marketplace 2015)
Genetic Testing Writing Assignment
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This project requires pairs of students to select a total of four organisms (two from Set A, two from Set B) from the Samples provided. Using the Invertebrate Phyla Guide, the Invertebrate Study Kit, and the Vertebrate Study Kit, students will examine each of their samples and complete the list of characteristics for each. The final two items required are to identify the phylum each organism belongs to, as well as the scientific name for each organism (where possible).
Upon completion of this first part of the project, students will work in different pairs to attempt to identify at least one of the unknown samples. This will all be recorded in the same file as above.
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