This Monster Heredity Project can be used as a learning tool or as a culminating assessment. *Concepts students need to demonstrate understanding of are: heredity, trait, gene, dominant, recessive, adaptations, Punnett square, homozygous genotype, heterozygous genotype, phenotype.
*Please note:If your students are not ready for ALL THAT, don’t be overwhelmed! I have included an editable edition so that you can change it to simply focus on heredity and dominant/recessive traits without getting into the various genotypes. The Punnett square activity is not necessary to complete the project if you revise certain pages.
The 12 pages included in the packet are as follows. Those with asterisks are included in the editable version.
-Monster Heredity Project cover
-Monster Mom drawing and traits*
-Monster Dad drawing and traits *
-Monster Parent Punnett Squares (two pages covering three attributes)*
-Monster Offspring Drawing*
-Monster Offspring Creating*
-Monster Habitat and Adaptations*
-Monster Habitat Drawing*
-Monster Heredity Project Rubric*
Along with the packet, I've included more specific instructions for use and helpful hints for implementation. There is also an answer key which shows what a finished project could look like.
I teach 5th grade, and my students really loved creating their monsters and bringing them to life!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!