October Science Experiments

We leaned about DNA and made a double helix partially unzipped with a section being replicated with RNA. We used marshmallows (the different colors represent different amino acids), beads, toothpicks, and pipe cleaners to make it.
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We extracted some DNA from Cameron’s cheek cells and then looked at it under the microscope. It was quite complicated and only worked so-so.
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We learned about mitosis and made posters showing the life cycle of a cell. Those posters are now on the walls of our dining room (aka schoolroom).
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We viewed a prepared slide of an allium (onion) root tip. We could see the cells undergoing mitosis.
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We learned about the phases of meiosis. We made a flipbook showing each part.
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We viewed a prepared slide of a lily anther undergoing meiosis.
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We compared the genetics of the boys and their parents and three of their grandparents.
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We looked at hair under the microscope.
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We created our very own Qwuitekutesnute. We laid out attributes from the mother and father along with whether those traits were dominant or recessive. Then we flipped a coin to randomly assign those attributes. Using basic DD, rr, Dr, we applied those traits to our baby, resulting in our own unique Qwitekutesnute.
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