These Genetics Task Cards come in digital and print formats and cover the basics of genetics and inheritance of traits. These are great to use for formative assessment/review during a unit or before a quiz. The questions draw from the Understand, Apply, Analyze, and Evaluate levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. The topics covered are: inherited and acquired traits, dominant and recessive alleles, hybrid and purebred, phenotype and genotype, Mendel’s pea plant experiment, homozygous and heterozygous, Punnett squares, incomplete dominance, co-dominance, polygenic inheritance, sex chromosomes and how gender is determined, the basic concept of meiosis to produce gametes, sex-linked traits, environmental affect on gene expression, and recognition of a pedigree and a karyotype.
The students answer each of the 28 questions and write down the answer letter on their answer sheet. They should also circle the emoji that corresponds to their confidence about their answer… either “Got it right!”, “I’m pretty sure but not totally!”, or “I’m just praying it’s right!”
There are two ways to facilitate this activity, a print version and a digital version:
Option |: Print the 4-cards per sheet version. Cut apart the Cards and tape them around your classroom. The students will walk around the room to complete the activity. It won’t matter where they start or finish the cards.
Option 2: Have the students log into their Google account and Make a Copy of the Task Cards using the link provided on the next page of this document. Or, you can Make a Copy yourself and share it with your students or post it on your Google Classroom. If you choose this option, the students will have the slides to review from their Drive.
Blank cards are included in case you want to substitute a question of your own!
If you'd like to try these Task Cards as the Mad Lib version, check out my Genetics and Heredity Mad Lab Task Cards Google Digital or Paper
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