Fly Away …
Scenario #1 (Easiest)
Maya was an average monster. She dreamed of the ability to fly away from her boring hometown. One day, Maximus swooped into Maya’s heart with his broad wings. Together they created three adorable children. Your mission is to discover what happens when you cross Maya and Maximus. Will their children inherit the wings of their father?
Love Lost, Love Found …
Scenario #2 (A Little More Challenging)
Here’s a story of a kind mother named Rose. She met the love of her life, Bob. He was a funny and smart monster who loved extreme sports. One day while he was out skydiving, his parachute failed to open. Bethany and Brandon were left without a father and Rose lost the love of her life. One day she found a new love, Edward. He was a wonderful stepfather to Bethany and Brandon. Rose loved him dearly and saw his desire to father his own children so they had Emma and Ethan. Bethany and Brandon were wonderful half- siblings to Emma and Ethan. Besides the loss of Bob, Rose couldn’t be any happier.
Romeo and Juliet …
Scenario #3 (Most Challenging)
The Montagues and Capulets have been sworn enemies in the monster world. The Montagues prefer their “red” body color and despise the “blue” body color of the Capulets. Despite their hatred and extreme prejudice, Romeo Montague fell in love with Juliet Capulet. When Romeo secretly married Juliet, they ran away from their feuding families. Together they created three adorable children. Your mission is to discover what happens when you cross these two star-crossed lovers.
Materials Needed for Each Project:
Markers, colored pencils
This is a fun monster themed project where students flip for the genotypes of monster children. They also fill in Punnett Squares to predict the possible genotypes and phenotypes. At the end of the booklet, students create a family tree poster. I have included templates and directions on how to make a set of poker chips.The best part is students get a choice from three differentiated projects. Gifted and Talented students love the added challenge of Romeo and Juliet. My autistic and low special education students easily navigate their way through the Fly Away scenario with the added Crossing Monsters Graphic Organizer. I have had students do more than one scenario.
This project includes a rubric and addresses the following standard:
MS- LS3-2 Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.