Thames & Kosmos: Genetics & DNA

Head into the lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology focused on heredity and variation in organisms...

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Head into the lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology focused on heredity and variation in organisms, and DNA (the acid that holds the blueprints for life).

See genetic material with your own eyes as you isolate DNA from a tomato in a test tube. Investigate inheritance and learn how traits are passed down from parents to children. Learn about dominant and recessive genes and play inheritance games to determine how traits will be expressed.

This quality and comprehensive Thames & Kosmos kit also explores the biology of reproduction, the components of cells, and how chromosomes are combined and copied. Assemble a model to see the elegant double-stranded helical structure of DNA. Then crack the genetic code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit together to compose it. Read about how scientists use DNA sequencing to reveal the order of nucleotides in DNA.

You even get to analyze DNA evidence to identify suspects and solve a crime! Learn about the influential scientists, including Mendel, Watson, and Crick, who made breakthrough contributions to this field.

But that's not all - breed your own bacteria colony to experiment with genetic engineering. Read about how mutation affects genes and how scientists clone plants and animals.

This bumper and thorough DNA kit includes a full-color, 48-page manual to guide your experiments.

  • isolate the DNA from a tomato
  • learn about inheritance and how traits are expressed
  • build a DNA model
  • breed bacteria to experiment with genetic engineering

Age: 10+

What you get

Thames & Kosmos: Genetics & DNA kit, full-color 48-page manual


  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • DNA
  • Dominant and recessive genes
  • Forensics
  • Cloning

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

More Information
Length (cm) 22
Width (cm) 7
Height (cm) 33
UPC 609224804274
Age Group 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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