The Science Behind the Movies: "Jurassic Park®"

Note: It is a good idea to view the movie before this lesson plan. However, the movie is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for all students.

Movie Synopsis: Scientists create and clone dinosaurs using DNA found in dinosaur blood preserved in insects encased in amber.

This is an interactive lesson that explains the principles of DNA and genetic engineering.

This guide consists of four sections...


This section explores the basics on DNA.

-Genetic Engineering:

This section explores the applications and forms of genetic engineering.

-Jurassic Park®:Is it possible?

This section explores the reality behind the movie.

-What does this mean?

This section explores the vast number of possibilities that people can access with genetic engineering.

Fun Activities/Websites



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