Dragon Genetics

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It's alive! Turn young biologists into mad scientists with this engaging genetics activity. Using their knowledge of chromosomes and genes, high schoolers create dragons with unique sets of traits, eventually breeding them to make a new generation of baby dragons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Include this as a culminating project for a biology unit on genetics
  • Use these worksheets to create a packet to pass out to each student
  • Have students color their dragons and create posters to display their work
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes students have prior knowledge about genes, chromosomes, and sexual reproduction
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Worksheets are sequentially designed to walk students through the process of creating the genetic code for their own unique dragons
  • Includes printable templates of body parts that allow students to physically create their dragons
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