Students Make Chromobabies as Part of Gene Lesson

To help middle school Living Environment students fully understand chromosomes as they relate to alleles, eighth-grade science teachers Toni Dossiano and Amanda Heenan created a lab using pool noodles. As part of the lab, students constructed “Chromobabies” by marking the “chromonoodles” with gene markers. “It was a great way to show students how genes are the markings on particular chromosomes that each code for a specific trait,” said Ms. Dossiano. #engageHB