This Apple Genetics: A Tasty Phenomena lesson plan also includes:
How are apples genetically different? Learners rely on their senses to observe differences between apple varieties. Then, they use genetic information about the apple varieties to determine genotypes and complete Punnett squares. With a PowerPoint presentation and video, scholars connect their learning with real-world applications.
- Have pupils research other fruits and vegetables people developed through cross-breeding and present to the class
- Allow class to bring in apples from home to compare to the ones provided and predict their genetic makeup
- Requires materials not typically found in many classrooms
- Engaging activity allows pupils to use their observation skills
- Uses a variety of instructional formats