Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
Introducing young readers to the fascinating world of genetics, this educational resource presents the main concepts of the science, including what a chromosome does, how DNA is structured, and how genetic inheritance works. Combining inquiry-based, age-appropriate activities with biology, Genetics features graphic novel illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of genetics and bring it to life.
Projects include building a 3D DNA double helix model, extracting DNA, using a Punnet Square to predict an offspring’s probability of inheritance, and evaluating the benefits and risks of genetically engineering a new species. Additional materials include a list of current reference works, websites, and Internet resources.
About the Illustrator
Sam Carbaugh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked with many colleges and companies to create informational comics and illustrations. He enjoys working for Nomad Press and likes to think of all the cool things kids are learning with the books he has helped illustrate.