My Family & Me
- Teacher: Marcia Jacobs
- Hesston, KS
- Grade Level(s): 7 8 9
- Target Audience: Biology I, Life Science
- Class Time: 30 minutes
- Brief Summary:
The purpose of this activity is to reinforce the concepts of phenotypes and how they relate to genotypes in the inheritance of simple dominant traits. The students will create a pedigree with both phenotypes and genotypes for the members of their own family.
- Student Objective(s):
The student will create a family pedigree, relate the laws of inheritance to a family pedigree, and determine certain phenotypes and corresponding genotypes of members in his/her family.
- Description of Activities:
The student will create a family pedigree including his/her siblings and parents. He/she will then fill in appropriate simple dominant phenotypes for each family member choosing from the given list. Using laws of inheritance and dominance, the student will determine likely genotypes for each member of the family.
- Integration (tying it all together):
This activity ties together the concepts of phenotypes, genotypes, simple dominance and the laws of inheritance in a real-life situation for the student.
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