Dino DNA

Grade Levels: 5-12 | Duration: 30-45 mins

Examine how traits are handed down through generations by creating hypothetical dinosaurs. (Lab Connection: DNA and Genetics Lab)
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Lab Connections Icon Lab Connection: DNA and Genetics

Grade Levels: 5-12

Duration: 30-45 mins

Concepts/Skills: Genetics DNA, Alleles, dominant, recessive, homozygous, heterozygous, phenotype, genotype

Objectives: Students will:

  • Interpret homozygous and heterozygous alleles, as well as dominant and recessive alleles to create hypothetical creatures.
  • Be able to predict offspring phenotypes, by understanding the relationship between genotype and phenotype.