Teacher Education

Understanding the Human Genome Project515272694


Originally produced on CD-ROM, this educational toolkit brings the human genome project to life through interactive sections including:

  • Timeline: From Darwin and Mendel to the Human Genome Project
  • Our Molecular Selves
  • How to Sequence a Genome
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genes, Variation and Human History
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)
  • Articles of Interest

DNA Jeopardy!


Let your students have some fun with DNA Jeopardy! This is an excellent interactive activity to engage all minds.

Genetics, DNA and Heredity: The Basics


Adapted from a presentation created for DNA Day by the University of North Carolina

USA Science and Engineering Festival Activities for the Classroom


Students will enjoy some hands-on learning with these simple and fun activities.

Genome – Unlocking Life’s Code (Smithsonian Exhibit in Partnership with NHGRI)


Great website for teachers! The animated genome video on this website is a wonderful introduction to what the genome is and why it’s important. Be sure to check out all of the topics at the bottom of the homepage.



An interactive website out of the UK – yourgenome.org has much to offer. Sponsored by the Public Engagement team at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, UK and the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, the website offers videos, activities (paper-based also), interactive games and interactive animations as well as a glossary.