Stage 6: Heredity and Genetic Change

Stage 6: Heredity and Genetic Change

Overview

How does reproduction ensure the continuity of a species? Does artificial manipulation of DNA have the potential to change populations forever? In this workshop, students will explore how biodiversity is achieved through reproduction and heredity. Using a range of Australian animals as case studies, students will investigate a variety of reproductive technologies that Taronga Zoo utilizes to ensure successful breeding and inheritance patterns.

For information regarding syllabus outcomes and learning activities before and after your Zoo experience, please download the Learning Resources.

This workshop also has a related self-guided resource, Dating with DNA, which can be combined with this workshop or experienced on its own.

Learning resource: download the Heredity and Genetic Change learning resource.

Suitable for

Stage 6 Biology.

Location

Taronga Institute for Science & Learning.