Monohybrid Genetic Cross

How can you teach your class about monohybrid genetics in a simple yet timely manner? Pupils view the short video segment, which thoroughly describes a genetic cross featuring one trait, and learn about the underlying principles of genetics.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into groups and have each group use art supplies or edible candies to demonstrate each step of a monohybrid genetic cross; display these in the room
  • Have learners research common genetic disorders and discuss among the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to provide enough time to show the video and present the class with practice problems to ensure they understand the concepts discussed
Pros

  • Provides the ability to integrate into an already existing lesson on genetic traits
  • Allows a way for differentiated instruction
Cons

  • None
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