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Genetics Vocabulary Review Game

This game helps students to enjoy reviewing vocabulary related to genetics.  Each card in the deck has a target vocabulary word and two related taboo words that the student may not use as he/she gives clues so the other students in his/her small group can guess the target word.  Many students have trouble learning the substantial new vocabulary required for biology, and this game lets students have fun while reinforcing their understanding of key terms. 

The first file below provides the master copy for creating the card decks for this game, and the second file below provides the teacher notes, including instructions for playing the game.


GeneticsTabooCards.docx16.34 KB
GeneticsVocabRvwGameTN.docx11.69 KB


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I need activities to better serve my 9th graders in understanding genetics!

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Activities to help you teach genetics

Our overview, Genetics -- Major Concepts and Learning Activities, provides links to multiple excellent activities for learning and reviewing genetics. I hope that one or more of these activities will meet your needs.


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help me pls. in making a biology activity,trivia and online games in genetics

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