Activities

Activity 1 : Genetic variation in classroom

Purpose: To observe various hereditary traits and calculate the frequency of traits in the classroom population.

Activity Overview:

Everyone has a distinct set of traits. Some of these traits are hereditary. In this activity you will examine your own features to see what traits you gave. You can also calculate the frequency of particular traits in the classroom population.

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Activity 2: Animation to help students learn Punnett Square

http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/MRHS/teacherweb/hallk/Teacher%20Documents/AP%20Biology%20Materials/Genetics/Mendel’s%20Experiments/13_A01s.swf

Activity 3: Interactive flash quiz which allows students to practice genetics concepts

http://www.biologycorner.com/flashquiz/mendel_4A.swf

Activity 4: This site provides a great review of Mendel’s laws

http://www.wiley.com/college/test/0471787159/biology_basics/animations/mendelianInheritance.swf

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