Working in pairs, students will select a human chromosome and map a few selected genes onto a paper representation of their chromosome. Next, they will use an online database from the Human Genome Project to identify and map 6 additional genes. As a culminating activity, they will create a chromosome model that is exactly 10 times larger than their paper model. The classroom will morph into a huge nucleus from a human cell as the giant chromosomes are placed around the room.
Chromosome, gene, genome, nucleus