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Tracking Traits with Pedigree Charts—Genetics Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1965

Price: $60.00

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In the Tracking Traits with Pedigree Charts Demonstration Kit for genetics, learn about sex-linked traits and the genetic patterns associated with sex-linked inheritance.

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As students help construct and then analyze a pedigree chart of England’s Queen Victoria, they learn about sex-linked traits and the genetic patterns associated with sex-linked inheritance. This 5' × 2½' large-scale magnetic chart is easily assembled on any magnetic classroom board. Individual magnetic circles and squares may be rearranged so students can make their own pedigree charts—a great hands-on activity! Includes detailed instructions and reproducible student worksheet. Durable materials may be used year-after-year.

Concepts: Pedigree analysis, genetic probability, sex-linked trait.
Time Required: One class period

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Magnetic molecule, red, 2", 5
Magnetic molecule, white, 2", 30
Magnetic square, red, 2" x 2", 10
Magnetic square, white, 2" x 2", 35
Magnetic tape, non-adhesive


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

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

Patterns
Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.
HS-LS3-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.