Here's How to Teach Kids About Genetics Using Harry Potter. Start them young.

Fiona Walker writes about Jonathan Robert's research on family communication for Science Alert
19th May 2016

Excerpt from article:

We all know science is complex, filled with big words and complicated ideas. But it's also the best tool we have for understanding - and advancing - the world around us, so it's important to get kids excited about it from a young age.

To help you out with that, a researcher has just shared the ultimate life pro tip for getting kids to understand genetics - one of the most notoriously tricky but relevant fields out there. The secret? Talk to them about Harry Potter.


Walker, F 2016. Here's How to Teach Kids About Genetics Using Harry Potter: Start them young. Science Alert [online] 19th May. Available at:

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