Project BioEYES, Intermediate:
Student Extension Activities

Intermediate student journalAll "Project BioEYES" programs involve our zebrafish experiment, where adult fish are brought to the school to produce embryos that are raised throughout the week. Our Intermediate program, designed for seventh and eighth grade students, introduces basic Mendelian genetics, dominant and recessive traits, Punnett Squares, and stem cells. Unless otherwise noted, all activities below are in PDF form, suitable for printing or projection, and are included in the BioEYES Teacher Manual.


Virtual Day One — PowerPoint presentation
BioEYES Philadelphia: Zebrafish mating tank — Video demonstration

Informational Handouts

Scientific Inquiry
Zebrafish Facts
The Heart of the Matter
The Brains of the Operation — About DNA
Cell-ebration — About different types of cells
Further Resources Online — Links about zebrafish, general science, genetics, and stem cells


Zebrafish Word Searches — Three skill levels, with solutions
Zebrafish Crossword Puzzles — Three skill levels, with solutions
Vocabulary Answer Key — Answers to the Vocabulary page in the Student Journal
Monohybrid Punnett Square Practice — Includes solutions
Bikini Bottom Genetics — Monohybrid Punnett squares using characters from Spongebob Squarepants; includes solutions
Penny Genetics — Punnett square ratios: predictions versus reality
Zebrafish Story — Creative writing with vocabulary
Zebrafish Mortality Rate — Calculate the mortality rate of the zebrafish embryos during the program
Scenario Assessment — Determine the meaning of an experiment's results
Design an Experiment — Writing; create their own zebrafish experiment
Draw a Scientist — Explore scientist stereotypes


My Zebrafish — Drawing, coloring, and cutting
Clay Cell Differentiation — Stem cells, model-building; use with the "Cell-ebration" handout
Zebrafish Development Flipbook

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