Monster Maker

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Genome: all of the genetic information of an organism (living thing)... more

Game to Teach Kids Genetics

Build monsters from thousands of different genomes.


Monster Manual is a fun way to introduce the fundamentals of genetics to a wide range of grade levels. The interactive game lets students build monsters while learning how information is packaged in complex codes that help to build and maintain living organisms. The center of the fun is a monster maker that students use to decode and build monsters. There are literally thousands of monster genomes that students can decode so there is little chance of students building the same monster.

Introduction to DNA Materials For Teachers

Monster Manual includes two stories you can use to introduce the basic concepts of genetics. A Monster Story is perfect for younger students. How to Build a Monster is for middle school and older students.


Don't have computers in the classroom? Not a problem. You can print your own unique set of monster genome worksheets.

Monster Genome Sheets

For classrooms that do not have access to computers and the online Monster Builder, we have created a Monster Genome Generator. You can use this to build a set of Monster Genome worksheets. There are a total of 147,536 different monster combinations that are randomly created with this paper worksheet tool. It also creates the answer key for each worksheet.

Make monster genome worksheets

Make monster genome worksheets.

Create Monster Genome Sheets

See an Example Monster Genome Worksheet (PDF)

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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: For Teachers
  • Author(s): Karla Moeller
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: September 20, 2011
  • Date accessed: April 13, 2024
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Karla Moeller. (2011, September 20). For Teachers. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 13, 2024 from

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Karla Moeller. "For Teachers". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 20 September, 2011.

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Monster Manual also provides an opportunity to implement mathematics while learning some basic concepts of genetics.

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