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Corn Genetics—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1429 

Price: $234.56

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In the Corn Genetics Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, count corn kernels and establish the genotype of the parent corn that produced their laboratory specimen.

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Students count the corn kernels of various phenotypes on ears of genetic corn. Based upon their data and calculated predictions, students will be able to establish the genotype of the parent corn that produced their laboratory specimen. Two different types of F2 corn ears are provided in the kit. Some display an expected F2 dihybrid 9:3:3:1 ratio while an alternative set of ears display a 1:1:1:1 dihybrid F2 ratio. The genetic corn ears can be reused year after year.

Kit includes eight 9:3:3:1 ears, eight 1:1:1:1 ears, marking pins, and a Flinn Bio-Fax Instruction Guide with complete instructional guidelines. Super Value Kit is complete for 16 student groups. All materials are reusable.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Dihybrid corn 1:1:1:1, 8
Dihybrid corn 9:3:3:1, 8
Pins, dissection, 20
Push pins, 20

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
MS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-LS3-2. Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
HS-LS3-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.