Punnett square Teacher Resources
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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
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
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
Factoring Trinomials by Using the Punnett Square
Factoring is one of the first places in math that a young algebrist runs into multiple ways to work a problem. For the more concrete learner who needs a visual structure for problem solving, this presentation of factoring using a Punnett...
10 mins 8th - 11th 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
Genetics: The One Eyed, Easy-Temper-Loser Monster
In this genetics lesson, students read a story and use the characteristics of a fictitious monster to construct a genetic profile. Students then use a Punnett Square to predict the outcomes of their monster family given a particular set...
6th - 8th Science