This product, by It’s Not Rocket Science,
is an investigative activity to help students master blood type, pedigrees, and basic inheritance patterns. Students will solve a theft crime using their knowledge of pedigrees and the inheritance of traits like ear lobe attachment and blood type. Students will first create a pedigree of the mystery family, and then determine genotypes of the family members in order to identify the thief. At the completion of the lab, students will answer questions about their findings and defend their answers using their knowledge and understanding of inheritance patterns.
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How can I use this?
• Practice for mastery of blood type, pedigrees, and basic inheritance patterns
• Fun review activity of multiple heredity topics to tie up your heredity unit
What is included?
• 3 pages of teacher implementation notes
• 3 pages of student handouts
• Answer Key
• Editable template of the main student handout so you can customize the mystery scenario to take place where you live! (The kids LOVE when this is personalized!)
How much class time will this take?
For the average student this takes 50 minutes to 1 hour. Advanced students will finish more quickly, so it is encouraged to have an additional activity for those who finish 5 or 10 minutes early. Check out my Heredity Taboo Cards
as a great option for fast finishers!
Is this aligned to Next Generation Science Standards?
YES! All of my products are aligned with specific Next Generation Science Standards. Specifically, it is aligned with HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.
What if I am looking for something for protein synthesis?
Check out my Protein Synthesis Scavenger Hunt
as another fun, interactive, and customizable activity!
What if I want more?
This product is part of my Heredity Unit bundle. Be sure to check it out by clicking HERE!
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