Hook your students and give them practice with Punnett Squares using a topic they already love: their dogs! This resource contains everything you need to introduce Punnett Squares including informational text and task cards to help students really understand how Punnett squares can be used to predict the probability of traits being inherited by offspring. Application of Punnett Squares to real life dog-breeding scenarios is a much more effective way to help students understand heredity and probability than any imaginary scenario will ever be.
This resource is also the perfect solution for helping a student who's been absent to get caught up, or to give to students who need some re-teaching or reading at a simpler grade level than your text, or to leave for a substitute if you have an unexpected absence. The informational text is very low prep and the task cards just require cutting (although laminating them will make them much more durable).
I really hope you'll take just a minute to look at the full preview, but here's a list of what's included:
• A well illustrated reading packet on how to make a single trait Punnett Square, using dogs as examples. Every type of cross is explained, using different real traits found in dogs.
• Guided practice problems, with a teaching script in case you need to leave it for a substitute.
• 16 ready - to - print task cards.
• A blank student answer sheet for the tasks.
• An annotated answer key – for you, your substitute, or for a student self-check.
This product is part of a cost-saving bundle which you can see HERE Please take a look at that bundle before you purchase this product alone!
If you're looking for a great cross-curricular activity to connect heredity and probability, check out this fun collaborative simulation: Whooo's Feathers: Heredity and Probability for Math and Science
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