Grade 5 Science

 DNA

 

As part of their fifth grade science, students take part in a high-level DNA instructional program. The program utilizes a lab based approach to encourage cooperative learning, problem solving and critical thinking. Students also visit Cold Spring Harbor Learning Center for a firsthand experience. Additionally, students will explore various body systems and how they interact with each other. Learning to use compound and dissecting microscopes enhances their lab experiences.

Labs include:

Cell Models

Human Traits

DNA Pop-bead Model

Smoking

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA Extraction