Code: a set of rules for converting information from one form to another. Codes can use letters, symbols and gestures.
Decode: to take a code and convert it into a language that can be understood.
Genetic: having to do with how genes passed down from parent to offspring... more
Genome: all of the genetic information of an organism (living thing)... more
Unique: one of a kind.
Here is the place where you can build your own monster. It is not that much different than what happens with every living thing. Monsters, plants, and even humans have an instruction manual for building and making their bodies work. These instructions use a special code. For living things it is a genetic code.
With Monster Maker you use a unique monster code, called a monster genome, to build your own monster. As you decode the pattern of color dots you will be able to add parts to your monster. When the monster is complete it's time to give it a name and print it out. There are three different ways a monster can be printed - with its genome, by itself, or as coloring page. Happy monster building!
Karla Moeller. (2011, September 12). Monster Maker. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved November 25, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/monster-manual
Karla Moeller. "Monster Maker". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 12 September, 2011. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/monster-manual
Karla Moeller. "Monster Maker". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 12 Sep 2011. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 25 Nov 2020. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/monster-manual