Genetics Breaking the Code of Your DNA by Carla Mooney


Genetics Breaking the Code of Your DNA by Carla Mooney

Introducing young readers to the fascinating world of genetics, this educational resource presents the main concepts of the science, including what a chromosome does, how DNA is structured, and how genetic inheritance works. Combining inquiry-based, age-appropriate activities with biology, Genetics features graphic novel-style illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of genetics and bring it to life. Projects include building a 3-D DNA double helix model, extracting DNA, using a Punnet Square to predict an offspring's probability of inheritance, and evaluating the benefits and risks of genetically engineering a new species. Additional materials include a list of current reference works, websites, and internet resources.


Students interested in science or technology might accidentally learn to like history after reading this book. -- School Library Journal on The Industrial Revolution This combination history and activity book from the Build It Yourself series will enliven home school and classroom history units... Mooney's narrative is engaging and very readable. -- Children's Literature Review on Explorers of the New World Casual and informative, this large, attractive, browsable paperback in the Build It Yourself series offers a view of contemporary African life that reaches far beyond the usual scenery-and-wildlife tourists

-- Booklist on Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself This very readable account of Washington's life is paired with appealing projects from the colonial period. -- Booklist, Spotlight on Crafts Top-10 Pick , on George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself

About the Author

Carla Mooney is a writer whose work has appeared in Golfer Girl, Highlights, and Learning Through History. She is the author of several books, including Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explorers of the New World, Forensics, George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself, and The Industrial Revolution. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Samuel Carbaugh is the illustrator of Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself, Discover the Desert, Food: 25 Amazing Projects, Forensics, George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself, Robotics, and Timekeeping. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.

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128 pages


Carla Mooney
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Publication date

1st February 2014



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