Your students will have a blast building, sharing, and breeding dragons! This project can be implemented over 2-4 class periods depending on how you choose to use it. This is a great opportunity for students to collaborate electronically with Google Slides while learning about heredity.
Instead of breeding pea plants like Gregor Mendel, students breed dragons to learn how dominant and recessive traits are passed down through multiple generations. The results of certain dragon characteristics resemble Mendel's first and second experiments.
Google Slides presentation includes:
- Dragons to breed
- Dragon traits to make offspring
- Punnett squares
- Charts for offspring traits/probabilities
- Color-coded student directions
- Background information about Mendel's experiments, the project task, and grading sheet (with answer key)
- Male and female dragon genotypes
- Punnett squares (optional worksheet)
- No glue or scissors needed! Copy & paste is done electronically!
- Students can collaborate electronically or work independently.
- Includes an easy to manage grading system with grade sheet and answer key.
- Modifications and extensions are included to meet the needs of all learners.