Explore DNA in class
Scientific workshops for students of secondary 1 to 5
Génome Québec is proud to partner with Let’s Talk Science to offer students and teachers across Québec a series of free activities on DNA and biotechnology.
Through the Let’s Talk Science Outreach program, teachers have the chance to invite a specially trained university student-volunteer to organize and deliver a classroom activity with students.
DNA Kit: Crime scene
In the context of a criminal investigation, students are introduced to laboratory techniques used in DNA manipulation.
DNA (structure, fingerprints, replication)
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Agarose gel electrophoresis
School level: Secondary 3 to 5
Length: 70-90 minutes
DNA 101 Workshop
Initiation to basic concepts of DNA.
DNA and its structure
Extracting DNA from a banana or strawberry
Building a DNA molecule with candy
School level: Secondary 1 and 2
Length: 60 minutes
Volunteers can adapt the activities to your needs and resources, and even develop a tailored activity for your classroom!