Dragon Genetics - Understanding Inheritance

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 a baby dragon. 

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Pros

  • An organized chart is provided, along with critical thinking questions and a partially drawn dragon on which learners add the inherited traits
  • Provides a teacher preparation guide
  • Engaging for even the most reluctant science class members
Cons

  • None