After completing: “Mini Lab 7th Grade: Probability and Heredity” you will be able to:
Define probability and explain how it helps explain the results of genetic crosses.
Explain what is meant by phenotype and genotype
Understand how meiosis and fertilization result in transmission of genes from one generation to the next.
Understand how meiosis and fertilization provide the biological basis for Mendel's Laws of Segregation and Independent Assortment.
Understand homozygous and heterozygous alleles, dominant and recessive alleles, incomplete dominance, sex-linked inheritance, and epistasis.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the simulation as a model for understanding inheritance. This will improve student understanding of the role of models in scientific thinking.
NOTE: This activity requires that you download the FREE instructions for teacher preparation under the title:
“Teacher Preparation Notes for Dragon Genetics Lab -- Understanding Inheritance”
This Activity lab includes the following:
Smart Up (aka Bell Work)
Anticipation Guide initial and final
Video QR code: scan to access video
Questions to support viewing the Video
Punnet Square Activity
Dragon Genetics mega activity
Note: This Activity Lab requires substantial preparation for the Dragon Genetic activity. Recommend using students to help prepare the craft sticks.