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Using plastic Easter eggs to represent parent phenotypes, genetics enthusiasts simulate the passing of alleles. They record the phenotype of each half of the egg, one representing the mother's and one representing the father's. They determine the genotypes and then solve a Punnett square for their cross. Once they predict the genotype and phenotype of the offspring, they open the egg. You will have pre-planted colored candies within the eggs according to a corresponding phenotype. This is a clever instructional activity for making the passing of alleles more visual.
Students practice locomotor skills, space awareness and cooperation. They are encouraged to cheer on their teammates, showing social responsibility. Students are assign an Easter basket that a specific color egg to retrieve. They return to their basket after looking under one cone, even if there is not an egg to collect.
Students demonstrate an understanding of characters and their traits by decorating an Easter egg. In this character traits lesson, students chose a character from a story and then decorate an Easter egg to look like their character. Students then describe their character's traits in a paragraph and play a game.