Monthly Archives: May 2017

Dog DNA- Exploring inherited and learned traits

The Clotfelter’s new puppy, Daisy, is a big hit in the classroom so we decided to take our knowledge of inherited traits and create our own puppy using DNA!  Students selected DNA strips to determine fur color and texture, size of legs, ears, body, and shape of face.  The next step was to sketch the puppy to see how it looked. Finally, students created  puppy portraits focusing on the positive and negative use of space.  We will have these portraits on display at our upcoming Arts Integrated Night!


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