What is a Punnett Square? How can it be used to analyze possible genetic outcomes for offspring? What is dominant/recessive inheritance? What is X-linked inheritance? What is codominant inheritance of genes?

Type: Individual Project
Unit:  Lab to Determine the Outcome of Heredity
Due Date:  Tue, 1/2/17
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible:  200
Points Earned:  0
Deliverable Length:  Completed Lab Worksheet
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  1. Click on Learning Materials to Access the M.U.S.E.
  2. Use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab for this Unit.
  3. Track your results in the lab worksheet that is provided.
  4. Complete a lab report using the scientific method.
  5. Submit your completed lab worksheet to the assignment box.

Using the Laws of Inheritance

Gregor Mendel’s studies laid the foundation for modern genetics. In a series of elegant experiments, Mendel was able to deduce the most fundamental laws of single-gene and multiple-gene inheritance without having the scientific data on chromosomes, their structure, or meiotic segregation. In this lab, you will learn about and apply examples for 3 different patterns of human inheritance of traits.

In this lab, you will view information and complete activities to answer the following questions about genes and inheritance:

  • What is a Punnett Square? How can it be used to analyze possible genetic outcomes for offspring?
  • What is dominant/recessive inheritance?
  • What is X-linked inheritance?
  • What is codominant inheritance of genes?

Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and animation to complete your report. Use the lab 3 worksheet for assignment instructions and data collection.

This assignment will also be assessed using additional criteria provided here.

Please submit your completed assignment in your assignment box.

 

Grading Category Category Criteria Percentage and Points Possible
Purpose of Assignment and Content Development Use of appropriate, relevant, and compelling content that expresses topic, main idea, and purpose. 45% (90 of 200 points)
Organization, Grammar, and Presentation Organized and complete lab report/worksheet with all relevant information as indicated and outlined on the worksheet.  Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment. 30% (60 of 200 points)
Critical Thinking Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions, evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and alternatives. 20% (40 of 200 points)
Information Literacy and Research Demonstrates good selection and use of high quality, credible, and relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate to the assignment.  Includes correct in-text citations.
 

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