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Punnett Pea Predictor

Updated on 03/09/2015

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will explore patterns of genetic inheritance through a simulation. This activity was created using Lua.

Objectives

  • Students will use a Punnett square simulation to predict phenotypic and genotypic ratios of F1 generation.
  • Students will predict parental genotypes.
  • Students will explain the relationship between Punnett squares and probability.

Vocabulary

  • allele
  • dominant
  • genotype
  • heterozygous
  • homozygous
  • phenotype
  • Punnett square
  • recessive

About the Lesson

This lesson allows students to explore patterns of genetic inheritance through a simulation.
As a result, students will:

  • Manipulate Punnett squares to model the inheritance of height in pea plants.
  • Predict genotypic and phenotypic ratios of offspring.

This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.