Crossing Hairs

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Can you breed the perfect cat? Scholars study how to control genetic traits through breeding. The 14th instructional activity in a 17-part genetics unit considers the process of cross-breeding to develop a cat with a specific set of predetermined traits.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Make cards for each cat type for pupils to sort and arrange during the lesson
  • Create a graphic organizer so learners can take notes on the three types of genetic modification
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires proficiency with Punnet squares
  • Creates a game-like environment to add interest to the lesson
  • Includes humor in the scenarios
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