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How often do you find a science worksheet that comes with separate teacher's instructions? Here is one of those rare instances. Goals and objectives, materials, and evaluation guidelines precede the actual assignment. Biology leaners complete Punnett squares, identify genotype and phenotype, and calculate ratios.
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, and teaches them how to use Punnett squares. The exercises also illustrate the law of independent assortment and linked genes. The handout is ten pages long and will take days to work through, but it will definitely keep learners engaged!
Eighth graders take a short quiz on genotypes and phenotypes. As a class, they are introduced to the concept of Punnett Squares and listen to a description of Gregor Mendel's pea experiment. In groups, they complete Punnett Squares to determine the probability of an offspring having certain traits. To end the lesson, they complete a problem to determine the correct combination of genes related to hairless dogs.
Hilarious! Use the characters from SpongeBob Square Pants to practice solving genetics problems! Yellow sponge body color is dominant to blue. Square body shape is dominant to round body shape. Did someone switch Mr. Krab's baby with one that has short eyeballs? The stories are fictitious, but the concepts are still sound. This worksheet, which comes with an answer key, will make solving Punnett Squares much less square!
Dive down to Bikini Bottom for a fantastic instructional activity on heredity! High school scientists make phenotype predictions for various characters based on given dominant and recessive traits. Use the PowerPoint here to review this concept before splitting learners into small groups. They experiment with probability using a coin toss, organizing findings on a worksheet (linked). Next, they conduct a virtual lab to practice completing Punnett Squares and explore another interactive site with a quiz. Synthesize their skills with two Sponge Bob worksheets which, after completed by all groups, can be presented in a jigsaw fashion. Use the final quiz here as assessment.