Gene Puzzles

Middle schoolers come to understand that in sexually reproducing organisms, such as humans, typically half of the genes come from each parent. Students examine a fictional pedigree and determine which gene is responsible for a given trait. The genetic information for individuals is depicted as a jigsaw puzzle. Terms that middle schoolers encounter include gene; chromosome; DNA; pedigree; genotype; phenotype; dominant; and recessive.

6th - 8th Science 45 Views 131 Downloads
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