“Y” You’re a Guy - Genetics and Sex Determination Worksheet

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Young biologists realize that gender determination is just a roll of the genetic dice as they complete this simple, yet effective worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign this worksheet as an in-class or homework exercise during a biology unit on genetics
  • Provide students with containers of marbles so they can act out the situation described in the last problem of the worksheet
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes students have prior knowledge about DNA, chromosomes, and genes
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • A total of eights genetics questions are provided
  • Includes a simulation that models the probability of different genetic outcomes
  • An answer key is included with the worksheet

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