On 3 November 2015, we had 48,765 learners from 18 countries registered to take part in the Guinness World Record Attempt at the World’s Largest Maths and Science Lesson. This cross-curricular 100 minute lesson involved learners of ages 7 to 15. Teachers of 13,243 learners submitted the required proof to satisfy the Guinness requirements.
This TedEd video is useful for teachers who want to find out more about DNA.
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Lesson 1 – Watch One of the Introductory Videos then Choose One of the Methods Below to Make Your Model
Suitable for all Learners
Send us a photo of your class with their models and receive a free certificate.
Lesson 2 – Half Hour Activities to Choose From
Thank you to the Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement Team for some of these resources and ideas.
The Babraham Institute Primary School Outreach http://babraham.ac.uk/get-involved/primary-schools-page
Discovering DNA: The recipe for life created by Dr Sue Assinder, University of Wales, Bangor. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/engagement/schools/keystage3/discovering-dna/
Forensics, DNA Fingerprinting and Codis, Scitable by Nature Education http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/forensics-dna-fingerprinting-and-codis-736
National Genographic Project Human Journey Interactive Map https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/human-journey/
Powers of Ten Video Cosmic View The Universe in 40 Jumps (-18 to +26) https://youtu.be/bhofN1xX6u0
Teaching Channel Video, Making DNA Concrete and Comprehensible, Grades 9-12: https://teachingchannel.org/videos/dna-lesson-plan