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Word Document (2007)
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Description The is a laboratory based exercise to illustrated genetic principles to non-science majors. This exercise utilizes two styles of colored beads to represent dominant and recessive traits. It highlights genetic principles such as continuous variation and incomplete dominance.
Type of Resource Laboratory or Hands-On Activity
Format Word Document (2007) - DOCX
Jessica Taylor, William Carey University
Development Date October 1, 2010
Grade/Age Levels High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
National Science
Educational Standard
Molecular basis of heredity (9-12)
Learning Time 2-3 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By LifeSciTRC Board
Review Date May 17, 2016
Funding Source None
Suggested Use

This is an easily implemented and adaptable resoure which can be used at the high school and undergraduate levels.

Jessica Taylor, Primates Plus

This activity allows students to explore and build understanding about various patterns of inheritance including continuous variation, incomplete dominance, multiple alleles, and more. It is a hands on activity that requires minimal preparation, and the process and results will present opportunities for discussion as students build their understanding about inheritance.

Mary Eldredge-Sandbo, United Public School District #7


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