Hardy Har Har: Investigating the Hardy-Weinberg Principle

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Well, shiver me timbers! Biology pupils practice using the Hardy-Weinberg principle for computing change in gene frequency within a fictional population of pirates. The genetic trait being analyzed is the presence of sea legs, legs that prevent them from falling over when the ship is tossing. A combination of math and science makes this a handsome treasure to increase the value of your genetics unit!

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Extremely detailed teacher's guide makes this a breeze to implement
  • Lab sheet thoroughly walks learners through the activity, calculations, and additional exercises
  • Meets several Common Core State Standards in higher math
Cons

  • The lesson requires foreknowledge of genetics and algebraic concepts that are not taught within the lesson