Students find the genotypes and phenotypes of the offspring of famous monsters like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and King Kong by making Punnett squares in these three differentiated worksheets.
There are three worksheets in this resource. Each worksheet is two pages long and has six questions. The questions involve creating a Punnett square to determine the percent chance of possible genotypes and phenotypes in the offspring. The first worksheet (Worksheet A) is less vocabulary heavy and is meant to be used for students who need to focus mainly on genotype, phenotype, and Punnett squares. The second and third worksheets (Worksheets B and C) are more challenging so they include additional vocabulary words like hybrid, heterozygous, purebred, and homozygous in addition to genotype and phenotype. The worksheets have been created in this way so teachers can provide differentiated instruction for their students.
All three worksheets have the same questions—the questions are just phrased differently to provide more of a challenge for the students who complete Worksheet B (medium difficulty) or Worksheet C (hardest difficulty). The answers are the same for all worksheets. A key is included.
Each worksheet comes in both color and black and white versions.
Read what teachers are saying about this resource:
“This was wonderful. My seventh graders had no idea they were completing a differentiated activity.”
“Fun activity to practice Punnett squares and vocabulary!”
“This made genetics fun!”
“Such a fun way to practice genetics! Students loved it.”
You might be interested in adding these related genetics resources to your unit:
--Monster Genetics Coloring Worksheet Set
--Dominant and Recessive Traits in Dogs Worksheet
--Genetics and Heredity Stations Activity
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