Type:

Interactive

Description:

This lab provides a list of hypothetical genotypes for a number of human phenotypes. Students fill a table with their own genotypes and phenotypes, then cross with a partner, flip coins, and determine the baby's genotype and phenotype. Finally, they draw a picture.

If this is a little too personal, you can have students create the mother/father, rather than using their own features.

This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

genotype phenotype

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

Genetics
Update Standards?

SCI.9-11.6.A: Science

identify components of DNA, and describe how information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA;

SCI.9-11.6.B: Science

recognize that components that make up the genetic code are common to all organisms;

SCI.9-11.6.D: Science

recognize that gene expression is a regulated process;
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