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MS student-engineers create Genetically Altered Creatures

on February 4, 2016

WVMS Delta 7th grade Life Science students, taught by Ms. Tracey Waters, recently presented the annual Genetically Altered Creature Museum.

For this project, students are asked to cross two living organisms of any species – plant or animal.  This activity is used to reinforce genetics, heredity patterns and genetic engineering. Students then use their creatures to study adaptations and variations of a species when looking at natural selection and evolution.

Students share their finished creations with other middle school students in a classroom transformed into a museum, which students help set up.

New this year were QR code scans created by the student-engineers to display information about themselves and the creatures they created. When other MS classes visited the museum, they were invited to download a free QR reader to their phone or tablet to enjoy the interactive experience of each displayed creature.

This is the 13th year of the MS Genetically Altered Creatures project, and students get more creative and resourceful each year!

 

WVMS Genetically Altered Creatures project   WVMS Genetically Altered Creatures project

WVMS Genetically Altered Creatures project   WVMS Genetically Altered Creatures project

WVMS Genetically Altered Creatures project   WVMS Genetically Altered Creatures project

 

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