You catch criminals with DNA: what kids know (and don't know) about genetics

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Donovan, Jennifer. 2013. "You catch criminals with DNA: what kids know (and don't know) about genetics." The Conversation. 16 May 2013, pp. 1-4.
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You catch criminals with DNA: what kids know (and don't know) about genetics

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AuthorDonovan, Jennifer
Publication TitleThe Conversation
Journal Citation16 May 2013, pp. 1-4
Number of Pages4
Year2013
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
Web Address (URL)https://theconversation.com/you-catch-criminals-with-dna-what-kids-know-and-dont-know-about-genetics-13964
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Primary children know something about DNA and genes, even though these topics are not taught until Year 10. If they're not getting their information from school, then where are they getting it? And do schools need to start teaching these concepts earlier?

Keywordsprimary children; genes; DNA; mass media; television
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390304. Primary education
520401. Cognition
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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