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7.013 Spring 2005 Problem Set 2 - Genetics
Three pedigrees are presented for junior geneticists to interpret. Then, a double strand of DNA is printed for them to analyze. Hypothetical animal crosses are described, from which learners determine the genotypes and phenotypes of the...
9th - 12th Science
Dragon Genetics ~ Independent Assortment and Genetic Linkage
Imagine a pair of dragons that produce offspring and determine the percentage of the hatchlings have wings and large antlers. This fantastic activity draws genetics learners in, introduces them to alleles, meiosis, phenotypes, genotypes,...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Punnett Squares with Piebald Deer
Explore the science behind Earth's amazing diversity of life with this lesson on genetics. Looking at specific traits in piebald deer, carnations, and roan cattle, young scientists use Punnett squares to determine the possible genotypes...
5th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Genetics Practice 1: Basic Mendelian Genetics
Six genetics problems are to be solved by junior geneticists. Empty Punnett squares are provided for them to plant the parents' alleles and determine the genotype, phenotype, and frequency of offspring. All of the problems involve actual...
7th - 12th Science
How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
A brief animation introduces heredity to your beginning biologists. They will meet Gregor Mendel's green and yellow peas, dominant and recessive traits, homozygous and heterozygous alleles, and Punnett squares. In this cartoon animation,...
3 mins 7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
In the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, some tiny creatures show just how quickly natural selection can turn a mutation into an advantageous adaptation. Watch a video about rock pocket mice, who show that one small change can make all...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Using Blood Tests to Identify Babies and Criminals
A thorough commentary on blood type is presented in this handout. Antigens and antibodies are defined. Punnett squares and a pedigree chart help to clarify. Human biology or genetics learners then apply their knowledge to two situations:...
9th - 12th Science
Why Do Blood Types Matter?
Here is a fascinating video that explores the genetic implications of our blood types as humans, how we can determine an individual's blood type based on cell alleles, the RH factor, and how blood types can mean life or death for those...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable