Students practice identifying genotypes on pedigree charts. Focus on human genetic diseases, such as albinism, dwarfism, tay-sachs, and sickle cell anemia.
Biology students learn to analyze pedigrees as part of a unit on genetics. Pedigrees are usually learned soon after students have a grasp of Punnett squares and the concept of segregation. Some students will have an easy time with pedigrees, depending on how well they understood genetic crosses. In this activity, students are…