This zip file contains three different laboratory activities which can be used to teach or reinforce basic genetics concepts. It also contains links to computer animations and videos which can be used to teach or provide student practice with these concepts. The specific activities and their descriptions are as follows:
1. Reebop Lab: This activity uses marshmallows, pipe cleaners and other cheap and easily obtainable materials allowing the students to complete genetic crosses and construct a "baby reebop". This concept addresses the concept of the law of dominance, incomplete dominance and codominance. An answer key to this activity is included.
2. Genetics of an Imaginary Predator: This activity introduces the students to the concept of dominance, genotype and phenotype. Materials required include no more than crayons or colored pencils, index cards and pennies. An answer key to this activity is included.
3. Drosophila Simulation Lab: This activity requires internet access and uses the website http://www.sciencecourseware.org/vcise/drosophila/ allowing students to perform, record and assess data on involving fruitfly genetic crosses. A chi-square assessment option is included as part of the lab report, but is easily eliminated if the teacher wants to use this activity with lower level biology students.
4. Listing of Animations and Videos on concepts in basic genetic crosses and concepts