In The Make, students will:

Create two alien families in order to explore both the processes and outcomes of genetic variation. One alien family will reproduce sexually and one will reproduce asexually to model both reproductive ways. Students then will communicate the difference between asexual and sexual reproduction.

MS-LS3-2: Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
MS-LS4-5: Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

Time Required: 150 minutes