Genetics in Harry Potter’s World Lesson 1

By the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we know Harry and Ginny get married, but what will their kids look like? This presentation introduces viewers to Punnett Squares and how to use them to determine both dominant and recessive genes. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Print the worksheets so class members can work along and take notes during the presentation
  • Have learners complete the same activities using Ron and Hermione as models
  • Fts well at the beginning of a unit on genetics
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes knowledge of all Harry Potter books/movies
  • The second in a series of three presentations.
Pros

  • High interest link to Harry Potter movies
  • Guided practice is included during the presentation
Cons

  • Punnett square is misspelled on some slides