Reflection: Trust and Respect Predicting Probability With Punnett Squares - Section 4: Guided Practice - Predicting With Your Partner


Many students have been introduced to the basic concepts of genetics in their middle school science classes, but not all students so there is a large difference in student understanding in our Genetics Unit.  In an effort to build student confidence, I try to implement collaborative groups to begin to build student confidence before they are expected to work on independently.  In order to make this collaborative strategy more effective I always try to arrange my class seating chart where students of varied understanding/effort are near each other in an attempt to inspire students to reach their potential.  Students seem to like the opportunity to work together when we first introduce new content topics.  Good luck and try this strategy in your own class!

  Collaborate To Build Confidence
  Trust and Respect: Collaborate To Build Confidence
Loading resource...

Predicting Probability With Punnett Squares

Unit 10: Introduction to Genetics
Lesson 7 of 13

Objective: SWBAT predict the probability of a single trait cross by developing a punnett square to visualize the variation and distribution of a given trait.

Big Idea: No need for a crystal ball to tell the future! Punnett squares will assist your students in predicting the outcomes of simple genetic crosses.

  Print Lesson
14 teachers like this lesson
punnett square lesson
Similar Lessons
Inheritance Patterns (#1 of 6): Punnett Sqares
High School Biology » 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
Big Idea: Nearly all human traits, even many diseases, are inherited in predictable ways. Using the tools of mathematics and modeling, these inheritance patterns can be properly deduced.
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
Mitchell  Smith
Using Simulations to Discuss Basic Concepts in Evolution
High School Biology » Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
Big Idea: Make concepts like the bottleneck effect, non-random mating, and stabilizing, disruptive, and directional selection come to life for students with these great online tools!
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
Maria Laws
Conversations of Genetics: Two Stories of Huntington's Disease
High School Science » Genetics and the Brain
Big Idea: Understanding the impact of Huntington's disease involves a delicate balance of conversations with counselors and genetic calculations!
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
Tamica Stubbs
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload