Pasta Genetics

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Four different-shaped and dyed pasta types represent four different alleles. Following a guide sheet, young geneticists practice randomly selecting alleles and discover the traits of the resulting offspring. This is a fun and solid introductory activity for life science learners. 

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  • Well-organized teacher information, including a sharp visual aids for projection purposes
  • Thoroughly written lab sheet guides pupils through the activity
  • Reflection and application questions reinforce the concepts demonstrated
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