Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code

Celebrating 60 years of discovery into DNA and the human genome, this site offers resources for middle and high school students and teachers for understanding the human genome and learning the history of the human genome project.  It includes a virtual tour of the “Unlocking Life’s Code” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. 

There’s sections with learning tools for students, resources with lesson plans for teachers, and a curriculum guide. Especially noteworthy is the talking interactive glossary of genetic terms with illustrations and 3D animations, a self-quiz, and guidance on citations for research papers.