Genetics can be fun to teach, but hard to find easy and inexpensive labs. This lab is easy to set up, uses inexpensive materials, and gives fool-proof results!
Prior to this lab, students should understand how pedigrees are set up and how blood types are passed down from parent to offspring using punnett squares. Students will be given a scenario where two parents are in a car accident and need a blood transfusion. Their task is to test the blood types of family members and see who is able to donate.
Materials needed: Test tubes or vials with racks, milk, vinegar, water, food coloring, and eyedroppers or plastic pipettes.
Your purchase includes:
3 page student lab worksheets
3 page teacher set-up and answer key
10 slide SMART Notebook presentation that goes along with the lab (Not necessary to complete the lab, but an added bonus if you have a SMART board)
Here is a blog post that includes a few tips to save you set-up and clean-up time! http://teachingsciencerocks.weebly.com/blog/blood-type-pedigree-lab
You might also be interested in:
Genetics Writing Prompts
Blood SMART notebook presentation
Blood Types Flip Book
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