In collaboration with The Open University, The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
This pack uses a primate genome puzzle to explore differences and similarities between human and chimpanzee chromosomes. The materials can be applied flexibly to themes on heredity, chromosome structure, duplication, deletion, translocation or inversion and even the formation of chromosome-2 by fusion of ancestral ape chromosomes (as featured in the new Scottish Higher qualification). Try hybridising a chimp and human with our puzzle – see what happens!
Chimpanzee & Human Chromosomes Teachers Guide – PDF document (0.8MB)
Chimpanzee and Human Chromosomes Links to Scottish Curriculum – PDF document (0.2MB)
Chimpanzee & Human Chromosomes Student Activity Sheets – PDF document (0.4MB)
This puzzle has been formated for printing on card or paper at around A3. See our Public Engagement with Science review for images of our giant version available in the zoo and at various science fairs. Contact us for more details or if you are interested in commissioning a giant set: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chimpanzee & Human Chromosome Puzzle PDF (3.12MB)
Chimpanzee and Human Chromosome Puzzle – instructions and information PDF poster (2.3MB)
Primate Genomes Spot the Difference – poster PDF (7.7MB)
My Primate Family Tree ppt (0.9MB)