Monohybrid Cross Activity

            Mendel’s garden pea experiment is a key experiment in biology. It became the foundation for several theories about genetics and allowed Mendel to establish the laws of Independent Assortment and the Segregation of Chromosomes. This activity creates a worksheet for students to perform monohybrid crosses to find singular traits. It takes out the tedious nature of the math and creates a strong foundation for future activities with trait probability. It is a simple task that students can grasp.

            This worksheet is a quick and efficient tool that displays the practical uses of Punnett squares. It should not take up an entire class; it is best used after a lesson involving Punnett squares and inheritance. This worksheet reinforces a student’s knowledge of the topic in a casual manner and provides confidence for further studies in genetics and probability.

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