BrickLab Genetics Camp
- Grades: 6-8
- Number of Students: 25
- Contact Hours: 12
- Lesson Plan Sample PDF
If Aunt Irene and Uncle Charles both have blue eyes, could their brand new baby have brown eyes? By the end of this 12-Day camp, students will be equipped to answer questions like these and more as they explore the fascinating world of genetics and heredity. Using PCS BrickLAB as a hands-on tool for demonstration, students build model families to explore the concepts of heredity and construct their own strands of DNA as they delve into the microscopic level of learning.
Exploring the basics of inheritance, the intricate coding of genes, and the impacts of mutations in DNA transcription illustrates how each form of life is special and distinctive. Students participate in experiential, hands-on activities to apply concepts in tangible ways and gain a more comprehensive view of how these concepts apply to the real world!
The BrickLab Genetics Camp includes all of the curriculum and materials needed for summer camps, after-school environments, and classroom enrichment time.
- Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time blocks.
- PCS BrickLab - over 7,000 high quality building bricks
- Dry Erase Boards and Markers
- Storage Tubs
- Instructor guide
- Camp background information
- Collaboration and discussion tips
- Lesson extensions for differentiation
- Activity and assessment materials
- Trait Distribution
- Dominant vs. Recessive
- What is a Code?
- Introduction to DNA Coding
- Genes and Heredity
- Expanding the Alphabet
- The Multi-Tiered Code
- The Double Helix
Each Activity Guide Includes:
Schedule of Activities
Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
Opening & Closing Discussion Questions
|Your Camp Curriculum
|Instructor Guide PDF
|Student Guide PDF
|Dry Erase Pockets
|Dry Erase Markers
|Student Activity Sheets
Note: Due to production time, this item typically ships 2-3 weeks after receipt of the order.
Important: This camp has been renamed from Hidden Instructions Camp - lessons have remained the same.