This Genetics, Genetics, and More Genetics: Exploring Independent Assortment and Non-Mendelian Genetics lesson plan also includes:
Two individuals share 99.9 percent of their genetic codes, yet diversity is observed everywhere. Young scientists learn about diversity through hands-on activities and an experiment. They apply the concepts of independent assortment and non-Mendelian genetics while understanding the complexity of organisms.
- Use Play-Doh®, marshmallows, Mr. Potato Head® parts, and/or pipe cleaners to build new and unique Reebops to sequence
- Relies on prior knowledge of Mendelian genetics, Punnett squares, meiosis, independent assortment, crossing over, and homologous pairs
- Follow all safety rules when handling blood
- Includes a high level of student engagement throughout the lesson
- Offers alternative plans for those that can't handle blood
- Follows a 5E format