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Building on the foundations of genetic principles our 7th graders learned in 5th grade, our middle school students recently dove into more complex genetics and scientific inquiry with the advanced zebrafish experiments through Project BioEYES. Although designed for high school students, our Baldwin girls easily kept up, while having fun with hands on learning and live fish! They explored heterozygous and homozygous mutations for a more in-depth Mendelian genetic experiment, while also discussing vertebrate embryonic development. This also provides the foundation and lead in to our discussion on genetic engineering explored through our very own classroom fish genetically modified to express fluorescent proteins. The rigorous scientific inquiry will continue to cultivate the development of our students as young scientists proficient in scientific method and will ensure they are able to evaluate, synthesize and logically reason through information.