In the first part of this culminating genetics project, students will randomly design and illustrate their own monsters. On the final illustration, students will label both genotypes and phenotypes of their monster.
In the next two lessons, students will create punnet squares between their monster and a fellow classmate's monster to see what potential offspring would look like.
For six years, students identified this project as one of their favorites of the year.
Key words: genetics, Mendel, monster, dominant, recessive, homozygous, heterozygous, gene, trait, allele, genotype, phenotype