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Baby Bugs

Subject ScienceBiology
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity


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<p>An activity to help students understand how genes are inherited. They throw a die to represent the genes passed on from each parent; and then make a “baby bug” out of marshmallows and cocktail sticks dependant on the results. They end up with 4 “siblings” that all had the same potential genes; but generally look different. The alleles produced are recorded in a table. You can the select 2 of the class’ “babies” to breed with each other to show the gametes; potential outcomes etc on the board. (I do it with head color; because that’s where the “mutation” might be)</p>


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Generated comment #77092
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July 04, 2016
Generated comment #50801
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January 30, 2016
Fun while learning dominant and recessive traits
July 16, 2012
Looks great will give this a try. Thanks.
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April 24, 2012
Love this activity
This looks great. I want to try it. It's visual, kinaesthetic and tasty too. I'll definitely use this in the future.
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February 08, 2009

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