Have you ever wondered why offspring in one family can be so different? Or why some offspring are more likely to survive than others?
If so, the Beebops Genetics and Evolution Kit is perfect for you or your students! In this kit, you'll "breed" two fictional creatures (Beebops), using paper chromosomes to simulate meiosis, and combine the egg and sperm cells to produce a zygote (fertilized egg). You'll then decode the genes of the fertilized egg to produce your very own baby Beebop, using crafting supplies to represent the characteristics of the creature. With the provided family album, you'll explore how characteristics are inherited across families.
In Part 2, you'll explore how environments can select for or against the baby Beebops. You will work to understand which babies are most likely to survive and reproduce, and will then predict what will happen to Beebop traits in an entire population. It's an excellent Biology kit for studying and understanding nature's "survival of the fittest" concept.
Each kit comes with a detailed teacher's guide and a complete student worksheet. Additionally, aside from a few common household items, all supplies needed to conduct the hands-on activities are included.No specialized lab equipment is required - making it a perfect learning activity for all types of schools and homes.
Time to complete: 2 - 4 Class Periods (about 40 minutes each) with homework
From the Manufacturer: Active Inquiry, Ready-to-Go, Cost-Effective and Student/Teacher Friendly! This Science Take-Out kit was designed by experienced science educators who understand the diverse needs of teachers and their students. The Science Take-Out team has extensive expertise in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and assessment. All Science Take-Out kits are thoroughly field-tested to ensure that they are student-friendly, teacher-friendly, and meet significant learning objectives. These innovative and easy-to-use hands-on science activity kits are designed for use by individuals or small groups of students. The activities do not require any special laboratory equipment and can be used in any educational setting.
- Know before you buy! Look inside the included teacher guide for a glimpse into this engaging, interactive kit.
Beebops Genetics and Evolution Kit Includes:
- Student instructions
- Teacher Guide
- 1 white foam Beebop body
- 4 glue dots
- 1 pom pom
- 2 green chenille stems
- 2 blue chenille stems
- 2 yellow chenille stems
- 1 frilled toothpick
- 2 black eyes
- 2 colored eyes
- 1 black push pin
- 1 white push pin
- 1 clear push pin
- 4 beads
- 6 arrow picks
- 1 paper umbrella
- 2 squares of red tissue paper
- 2 squares of white tissue paper
- Parent Beebop Diagram
- Beebop Family Album
- Beebop Decoding Chart
- Male and female Beebop chromosome sheets
Also required, but not included: tape, scissors, colored pencils, markers, or crayons
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