Activity | Punnett Square
 

Punnett was a mathematician who worked with probability.  He came up with a way to predict the possible outcomes of crosses.  His strategy, called the Punnett Square, is used in genetics to make these predictions.

Activity | Introduction to Genetics

 

Students explore concepts about how characteristics ar epassed from generation to generation.

Biology

Marking Period 3

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Activities

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Homework 01 |Pedigree
 
Pedigrees:
A short Homework activity about pedigrees and heritable characteristics.

Homework

Homework 02 |Genes & Traits
 

Practice:

Some practice work with the vocabulary we'll be using in the Genetics units.

Homework 03 | Inheritance
 

Inheritance Homework

Activity | Pedigrees

 

A pedigree allows us to determine the genetic  traits that are ina family, and can even help identify how these traits are passed to future generations.

Activity | Genes & Traits

 

We'll come up with our best model for the relationship between  DNA, genes, Proteins and physical characteristics.

Study Guides present most of the information that will be on the quizzes and tests of the marking period.  This is not an absolutely complete guide: there may be additional topics on assessments.  You should use all of your

notes and this website for a complete list of information that may be on any quiz or test.

Study Guides

Punnett Squares
Crosses
Activity | Inheritance
 
We can trace inheritance by examining the traits of each parent.  When we combine what we know along with the Punnett Square, we can determine the traits of the offspring.

Projects

Probability and the Punnett Square.  We'll start by flipping a coin, and then compare our results with the prediction of a Punnett Square.

Lab Project: Plant Crosses

Gregor Mendel discovered the laws of heredity by breeding pea plants with specific characteristics.  We can repeat a version of his experiments in our classroom using a special type of fast growing plant.

Extra Credit

Extra Credit Project
 

Punnett Square

Flip a coin anddetermine how many of each combination you get.  This does require you print out this paper and write a complete answer to recieve any credit

Simple Punnett Square activities to practice a cross of one trait.  Students need to know the vocabulary to succcessfully complete this activity.

Slightly more complex Punnett Square activities to practice a cross of two traits.  Students need to know the vocabulary to succcessfully complete this activity.

Slightly more complex Punnett Square activities to practice a cross of two traits.  Students need to know the vocabulary to succcessfully complete this activity.

Genes located on Chromosome 23 (the sex chromosomes) act differently than genes on other chromosomes.  We'll explore these by examining the Romanov's (the Russian Royal Family).

This project ties together some advanced concepts (like Sex-linked characteristics) along with pedigrees.  Students are encouraged to make a pedigree of  their own family at the end of this activity.

Web Based

Investigate how Natural Selection works with a real-life example of Walking Sticks across 5 generations.

Investigate how Natural Selection works with a real-life example of the English Peppered Moth.