What makes us similar and what makes us different? Carry out your own genetic variation investigation using a selection of household items.

This activity demonstrates the concept of genetic variation within a population. It encourages participants to investigate variable physical characteristics and consider if they are the result of genetic variation.  They will learn how differences in the DNA code can have an impact on our appearance as well as our sense of taste and smell.

An activity overview, powerpoint presentation, data collection sheets and characteristics guide are provided to support anyone wishing to run this activity.

This page was last updated on 2019-03-27