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Genetics in Action: Your Daily Dose of DNA Technology

from Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Genetic engineering? DNA testing? GMO? Stem cells? Review current applications of DNA research and find out how biotechnology may affect your life. Team up to analyze DNA evidence from a crime scene. Discuss case studies involving genetic information and how this knowledge influences ethical decisions.

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00

Pre-payment required via P.O. or MC/VISA credit card. Program will not be scheduled without payment.

Discounts available for 5 or more programs booked at the same time,


1 hour, grades 6 - 12

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Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons Any interested party

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Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will reschedule at no additional cost for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days or technical difficulties, or rescheduled prior to two weeks within scheduled program. We will add a 10% processing fee for rescheduling within two weeks of scheduled date. Cancellations made prior to two weeks of scheduled program receive 50% refund. Be kind to our hard-working schedulers!

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

Matt Walters

Program Details


1. Open class discussion
2. Powerpoint presentation
3. Solve crime scene using DNA fingerprinting simulation


Describe the structure and function of the DNA molecule.
• Define gene sequencing, DNA fingerprinting and genetic transformation.
• Discuss how biotechnology affects society, including specific applications in bioscience research and consumer products.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standard 1-
Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
1.8.4-Describe how family history can affect personal health.
Grades 9-12
1.12.4-Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.
Standard 2-Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Grades 6-8
2.8.6- Analyze the influence of technology on personal and family health.
Grades 9-12
2.12.6-Evaluate the impact of technology on personal, family, and community health.

State Standards


Grade 6 Science: Life Science-Cellular to Multicellular
•Cells are the fundamental unit of life.
•All cells come from pre-existing cells.
•Cells carry on specific functions that sustain life.