1 DNA! Who am I?

Liz Allard, Science, Cochrane Collegiate Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


Students will be provided with a Model of DNA, reading books, and other resources to introduce them to the concept of identifying themselves both through the physical and the biological traits. The goal is for students to be able to understand the genetic material that makes us different from one another and also to understand dominant traits that exist in themselves and their peers. Once the students understand DNA on its molecular level, students will begin to make connections to how genetic identity becomes the physical identity they see in the mirror. The next connection that students will make is how despite their genetic disposition, external factors influence how they see themselves and how they see each other as individuals.