Introduction:
 

Prior knowledge of biology and genetics is necessary.
 

Group Size: Whole class
 

Learning Objectives:
 

Students should be able to distinguish between genotypes and phenotypes and figure out the probability of each.
 

Guiding Question:
 

What are genotypes and phenotypes and how do they affect traits?
 

Materials:
 

Computer for each student (with Internet access) Textbooks Projector and screen


 

Procedures:
 

  1. Read Chapter 5 (Heredity) in textbook
  2. Watch YouTube video for reinforcement. (Gregor Mendel's Punnett Squares)
  3. Class discussion/question answering session.
  4. Construct phenotype (picture) in Paint (on computer) based on genotypes given by teacher.
  5. Play game online in groups of 3.http://library.thinkquest.org/C0110254/game.html
  6. Online assessment.
Assessment:
 

Online assessment provided by McGraw Hill http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078778066/student_view0/chapter5/math_practice.html
 

Answer Key or Rubric:
 

Quiz grades itself.
 

Benchmark or Standards:
 

SC.7.L.16.2: Determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype combinations using Punnett Squares and pedigrees.

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