Curriculum & Resources

The Genes of the Regenerating Tail

The Genes of the Regenerating Tail Cover

In this project, students, acting as young explorers and researchers, step into a virtual world and help young Gregory in his search for one specific gene that might play a role in tail regeneration of lizards. They hunt DNA samples of different lizards in the jungle, and back in the virtual lab, they extract DNA, run a PCR, and do more techniques until they can come to a conclusion whether the gene plays a role in tail regeneration. 

These materials were developed by an ABE Master Teacher as part of the ABE Master Teacher Fellowship.

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Resource Type
Teaching Materials
Classroom-based
Appropriate Ages
Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary
Resource Topic
Gene Editing
Gene Sequencing
PCR
Pipetting