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Incomplete Dominant and Codominant Traits Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
A two-page instructional activity provides seven Punnett squares for practice in determining genotypes and phenotypes. Each is an example of incomplete dominance or codominance. After your bright biologists have mastered Punnett squares,...
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Where'd You Get Those Genes?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Really a unit, this resource exposes middle schoolers to genetics at their level. They read interviews and biographies, trace a family tree, play games that simulate inheritance concepts, and more! Teacher's procedures, student...
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Were the babies switched? – The Genetics of Blood Types

For Students 9th - 12th
Human biology or genetics learners apply their knowledge to a unique situation: two newborn baby girls being possibly switched in the hospital. The engaging activity ends with a Punnett squares assignment in which pupils evaluate whether...
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Dragon Genetics ~ Independent Assortment and Genetic Linkage

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Imagine a pair of dragons that produce offspring. What percentage of the hatchlings have wings and large antlers? An engaging activity draws genetics learners in, introduces them to alleles, meiosis, phenotypes, genotypes, and teaches...
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Dragon Genetics - Understanding Inheritance

For Students 7th - 12th
Six pages begin with a detailed introduction to meiosis and homologous chromosome pairs. Instructions guide learners through a simulation in which they draw craft sticks marked with autosomes in order to decode the genes inherited by...
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Using the Internet to Do Punnett Squares

For Teachers 7th - 10th
What a fun way to explore Mendelian Genetics! Using a computer connected to the Internet, beginning biologists construct and use Punnett squares of monohybrid crosses to explain how genetic traits are passed to offspring. Other websites...
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Gregor Mendel: Monk and Scientist

For Teachers 7th
This is a visually attractive PowerPoint that summarizes the life of Gregor Mendel and the genetic traits that he detailed.  Each slide has clear bullet points and lovely images that are helpful and relevant
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Genetics Vocabulary Review Game

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Taboo, anyone?! A vocabulary review lesson asks learners to give their partners clues to help them guess the target word. The catch? There are words that are taboo. If they use the prohibited words, they don't get credit if partners...
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Punnett Squares with Piebald Deer

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Explore the science behind Earth's amazing diversity of life with this lesson plan on genetics. Looking at specific traits in piebald deer, carnations, and roan cattle, young scientists use Punnett squares to determine the possible...
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7.012 Genetics Section Problems

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A set of phenotypes is listed for mice, flowers, blood type, and plants. For each, biology buffs analyze the percentages of phenotypes in the offspring and then identify the genotypes of the parents. This is a different approach to...
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What's Along the Coast?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners research an area with at least one dominant geographical feature. Then they display their findings in a realistic 3-dimensional presentation. Students also prepare ancillary material to support their project. Finally, they chart...
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Genetics

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
A handout on genetic inheritance begins with a reading on alleles and how they can result in albinism. Junior geneticists learn to complete Punnett squares and participate in a coin toss simulation of allele pairing. They also learn...
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"Easter" Egg Genetics

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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...
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Plant Reproduction

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students plant seeds in order to investigate and explore the questions: "How do seed companies develop varieties of plants?" and "What is the ideal plant?" Students will study related vocabulary and sketch seeds as they emerge. Students...
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Genetics Practice: Beyond the Basics

For Students 9th - 12th
What do you get when you cross a purple with a white? Genetics geniuses figure it out with a Punnett square. On this assignment, they must solve crosses for incomplete dominance, codominance, lethal dominance, and sex-linked genes. It is...
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Raven Chapter 13 Guided Notes: Patterns of Inheritance

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this short space, it would be impossible to describe the breadth of this seven-page genetics activity. Geared toward AP or college biology learners, they explore not only the basic vocabulary and concepts, but also the Law of...
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Genetics PowerPoint

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
If mom is bald, will her babies be bald? Here is a practical presentation that can answer that question. Viewers can take notes on the difference between dominant and recessive genes, mutations, and heritability. A large portion of the...
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Beyond Mendel's Laws of Inheritance

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
This PowerPoint jumps right into the details of unusual traits and how they are coded.  The epistasis patterns in Labradors are used as a main example, and many instances of polygenic inheritance malfunctions are explained. All of this...
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Mendelian Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although these slides seem full of text, the information is bulleted and clear. There is a list of vocabulary and then two slides to define examples of Mendelian inheritance and rules of probability.  The remaining five slides look at...
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genetics

For Teachers 7th
Parts of the cell as well as genetic material begin this presentation.  As the slides continue, there are explanations of the main terms used in genetics.  The structure of genetic material, chromosomes, and replication are summarized....
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University of Washington

Toothpick Fish

For Teachers 6th - 8th
With colored toothpicks representing genes, youngsters practice passing them through generations of fish and learn about heredity. Consider this as an introductory activity since it does not represent recessive genes with lowercase...
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AP: Chapter 14: Mendel and the Gene Idea

For Students 9th - 12th
A survey of Mendelian genetics is presented through this handout. Biology prodigies answer questions about the Law of Segregation, phenotypic ratios, and dominance. They define genetics vocabulary terms and describe various genetic...
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Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Make reviewing evolution, cell division, genetics, cell structure, and scientific method more fun! Science Jeopardy allows teams to choose a category for the question they will address. If you complete the entire game, learners will have...
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Taster of Non-Taster?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate their own inherited traits by using taste papers. In this genetic traits lesson, students test their ability to taste various substances, which is determined by inherited genetic traits. They take home taste papers...