A fun way to challenge students to create and analyze pedigree charts. Students receive a letter from a research scientist on the island of Far'awai-lan, asking them to help determine the inheritance patterns of clawed wings or toothed beaks in a bizarre species of bird recently discovered on the island.
***8 Letters, with two options each for Autosomal Dominant, Autosomal Recessive, Sex-Linked Dominant, and Sex-Linked Recessive
***Introduction and Discussion Questions
***Answer Key for Letters
I also made a really neat "air-mail" envelope template to print on a business-size envelope and put the letters in (for an added element of authenticity). However, I used a lot of clip art on it, so if you would like a copy, please contact me directly.