This worksheet, which will introduce students to genetics with unicorns, is aimed to navigate 9th grade students through thinking about dominant and recessive genes. Students should be encouraged, especially on the front page, to try and solve some of the questions without punnett squares. By pushing students to think logically about the genetic crosses in the beginning, a good foundation of understanding is created on which the rest of the genetics unit can be built.
This was a worksheet that I utilize in class at the very beginning of the unit. I give the students minimal guidance, other than discouraging punnett squares as a crutch. Students are able to use the information and think critically in order to solve these genetics questions.