Now that students know how to set up Punnet squares and predict future genotypes and phenotypes, have them do the same with their monsters!
Students will pick a partner in class, and their two monsters will fall in love and have many monster babies! Students will select traits, and will create 10 punnets squares that will show the possible outcomes for four different babies.
Finally, students will put together a packet with their adult monsters (illustrated with their genotypes and phenotypes labelled), the punnet squares, and illustrations of four baby offspring monsters.
Key words: genotype, phenotype, homozygous, heterozygous, dominant, recessive, trait, offspring
This presentation is short, but has blank templates for students to use when organizing their information, as well as modeled examples of how they might look when they are filled out.