Teacher Review For Thingdom

Perfect simple introduction to the world of genetic outcomes!

Nick M.
Classroom teacher
Laredo Middle School, Aurora, CO
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My Grades 8
My Subjects Science
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it as merely an introduction of how genes work and when genetic decisions are made there is a particular outcome. I specifically use this in a beginning of the unit to peak interest and encourage students to make decisions about how genetics works before understanding how it works.
My Take
The depth isn't there for extension but is a great way to get students excited about genetics and the possibility of determining outcomes from selective breeding and match making.