How does the pattern of Mendelian Inheritance work? Why do I have traits that no one else in my family has?
Using two coins, students model random selection of alleles uncovering the inheritance pattern observed by Gregor Mendel. Each coin represents a gene – one coin (gene) from the mother and one coin (gene) from the father. The sides of the coins represent two possible alleles one can inherit – heads or tails.
Teacher guide and answer key included.
Can be used in conjunction with my other Genetics activities - Rolling Dice, Mendel's Work Webquest, Traits and Probability, and Can You Roll Your Tongue?.
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