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Lab Holiday

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Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20

When

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Description

  • Appropriate for ages 10–14
  • $20 per participant

Activity description:

Phylogenetics is the practice of determining the evolutionary relatedness of organisms. In this field, scientists use both DNA evidence and shared traits to develop evolutionary trees that illustrate shared ancestries and relatedness among species. In this session, you will build evolutionary trees using candy bars. What traits are useful for determining candy relatedness? Will everyone build the same tree? Join us to find out!

In this activity, you will:

  • explore how to interpret an evolutionary tree;
  • practice selecting characters to make evolutionary trees;
  • build an evolutionary tree using candy bars; and
  • compare your results with other participants!

Participants need:

White chocolate, M&Ms, Twix, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way

OR

Photos of these candies that can be printed from an emailed template.

Venue/location

Virtual
Online,

    Website

    Visit: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/programs/saturdaydna.html

    Register/more info

    Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20