Utilize real cat genetics in order to make your genetics lesson more real!
All of the genetics used on these pages is how cat coats and patterns truly work. This bundle features custom created cat images in order to showcase the various phenotypes.
These challenges and problems will get the students thinking and discussing how genes can interact with each other. Carefully created questions will help students learn how to consider multiple genes at once in order to solve for a cat's phenotype.
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Included in this bundle:
- Introduction to Genetics with Cats:
This two-page document is a perfect warm-up or homework for the beginning of a genetics unit, with a clear explanation of heterozygous & homozygous. It then provides questions, scaffolded to lead the students through a deeper understanding of genetics.
- Cat Genetics Information:
This two-page document contains about six genes and how they affect the phenotype of the cat. Each gene has a paragraph of information about how it controls pigment production/distribution, and a "dominance scale" for all of its major alleles.
- Cat Genetic Challenges:
This four-page document starts with simpler questions and slowly prods the students to deeper understanding. Each question is unique in how it asks students to think about genotypes and inheritance. The last page of this document has instructions for a mini-poster, where students are challenged to explain an X-linked, codominant coat pattern.
- Purrfect Practice Problems:
This four-page document contains 20 challenging genetics question. Each question is unique and checks for a different concept or misunderstanding. It is purrfect for a review homework or an in-class worksheet at the end of the genetics unit.
- Answer keys
for the Introduction to Genetics with Cats, Cat Genetic Challenges, and Purrfect Practice Problems.
Cat Genetics Information
and Cat Genetic Challenges
can be purchased separately from my store. You can check out their pages for more information about utilizing them within your classroom.
Introduction to Genetics with Cats, Purrfect Practice Problems, and the answer keys can only purchased from this bundle.
All materials, including questions and illustrated cat images, are © Bio Bouquet
. Thank you for your support!