Genetics Breaking the Code of Your DNA by Carla Mooney
  

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Genetics Breaking the Code of Your DNA by Carla Mooney

Why do children resemble their parents and siblings? 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. Students learn about new discoveries in the field of genetics and how those discoveries have helped to cure or even prevent certain diseases, as well as examine controversial issues in genetics such as genetically modified foods and stem cell research. Combining inquiry-based, age-appropriate activities with biology, Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA features graphic novel illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of genetics and bring it to life. Projects include building 3D DNA double helix models, 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. Genetics meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.nce

Reviews

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA School Library Journal ... A solid STEM resource recommended for general interest as well as supplemental curricular use. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA RECOMMENDS) ... Where was this book when I was studying genetics? The concepts are written in an easy to understand format. Simply by reading the timeline and history of genetics timeline, the reader is able to see the importance of this field of study and the advances that scientists have made ... Booklist ... A solid resource that shows life science and biology students the practicalities and marvels of genetics. Praise for Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound School Library Journal This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight. ...an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music. Praise for Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation by Carla Mooney Booklist ... Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method ... an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.

About the Author

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World, and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Sam Carbaugh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked with many colleges and companies to create informational comics and illustrations. Sam lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Carla Mooney
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Publisher

Nomad Press

Publication date

1st February 2014

ISBN

9781619302129


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