This is a twist to the traditional flip a coin genetic/punnett square game. The students flip a coin for characteristics of two minions and then complete punnett squares to determine the characteristics of a third minion. The students will name the last minion and draw pictures of each.
Use a coin to determine what alleles are present for every trait.
Heads = Dominant Tails = Recessive
Flip the coin twice for each trait to determine each genotype. Refer to the Trait Chart to determine which allele version is dominant and which allele version is recessive. Record the genotype for each trait for Einstein Minion.
Create a new trait for your minion. Update your trait chart and the last box for each of your minion tables.
Determine whether each genotype is heterozygous or homozygous and record.
Determine the phenotype for each trait from the genotype and record.
Draw and color a picture of Einstein based on the phenotypes from the table.
Repeat steps 1 – 6 for Newt Minion. Use the same trait for Z for all three minions.
Complete the punnett square for each trait for Dr. Nefario’s offspring of Einstein and Newt.
Complete the ratios and percentages of the genotypes and phenotypes of each trait.
Decide which phenotype will most likely be expressed in the punnett square. This is the phenotype that has the highest percentage. If there is a 50% / 50% tie, flip the coin to break the tie.
Draw and color a picture of _________ based on the phenotypes from the table.
Name your new minion based on his picture and traits.