Simple Genetics Practice Problems

Students learning basic Mendelian genetics can practice assigning genotypes and  identifying heterozygous and homozygous configurations.  Students then proceed to doing basic genetic crosses that involve only on trait, such as seed color in pea plants.  The worksheet is very simple, designed for beginning students of biology and genetics.  The worksheet starts with simple problems and includes a Punnet square framework and then adds more difficult problems where students must set up the squares on their own.

Model organisms are included as problem sets, such as pea plants and guinea pigs.  This worksheet has an answer key.

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Grade Level:  7-10
Time Required: 15-25 min

HS-LS3-3 Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

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