Don't Be a Square

If Parseltongue is a genetic trait, what is the probability a wizard will inherit the ability to speak Parseltongue? Scholars investigate magical and biological genetics with Punnett squares.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a biology teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Basic knowledge of genetics is helpful but not necessary
  • The third lesson of the series on the science behind Harry Potter
Pros

  • Includes list of vocabulary terms with definitions
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS