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Epigenetics revision doesn’t have to be dull! Good Tags, Bad Tags is a digital board game that your students will find both enjoyable and instructional, helping them to consolidate their understanding of this fascinating (and relatively new) area of study in biology – including the important distinction between epigenetic factors and epigenetic tags. Epigenetics Revision Game is suitable for students in years 10 – 12.

The good news: The digital version of Epigenetics Revision Game: Good Tags, Bad Tags requires very little prep time! Teachers don’t have to supply any additional materials (apart from a whiteboard), while student teams will just need to access an online dice roller, such as www.dicerolleronline.com. Coloured magnetic whiteboard counters are optional.

Epigenetics Revision Game: Good Tags, Bad Tags (digital version) includes:

1. Game board (PowerPoint and PDF file provided)

2. 30 Question Card slides plus Answer Card slides (PowerPoint/PDF)

3. 20 Tag Card slides (PowerPoint/PDF)

4. Game instructions (PDF).

Epigenetics Revision Game covers the following:

  • What is ‘Epigenetics’?

  • Nature of the epigenome.

  • Epigenetic factors (external factors – such as stress, diet and smoking – that affect gene expression).

  • Epigenetic tags, such as histone acetylation and DNA methylation.

  • Effects of epigenetic factors on DNA packaging and labelling.

  • Epigenetic inheritance.

  • Cell differentiation.

  • Imprinted genes.

Epigenetics Revision Game: Good Tags, Bad Tags! is best used as a class activity with students in teams, but Question Card slides could also be used for classroom quizzes, short homework tasks or test questions, while the Tag Card slides can be used to facilitate great class discussion, or to assign short research tasks to individual students, who would then report their findings.

I hope you and your students find this product useful and that you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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