This is a fantastic assignment that requires students to master the topic of Punnett Squares by writing their OWN Punnett Square word problem, and then "teaching" it to the rest of the class. There is a basic directions sheet for students and also a directions sheet that includes EXTENSION activities for advanced/honors students
This assignment includes audience participation pages for the rest of the class to fill in as they are watching each others presentations. GREAT practice! (I also take several students words problems and use them as test questions at the end of the unit.) Students LOVE this assignment!
*I do this assignment after my Punnett Square Practice Worksheets*
This project covers the following 7th Grade Science Standards:
2. A typical cell of any organism contains genetic instructions that specify its traits. Those traits may be modified by environmental influences. As a basis for under standing this concept:
c. Students know an inherited trait can be determined by one or more genes.