Synopsis

Lesson Snapshot

1. Engage:  Students will watch a video or look at a picture and identify all of the similarities and differences of dragons.

2. Explore:  Students will explore the Laws of Segregation and Independent Assortment of genes through an activity called Dragon Delivery.

3. Explain:  Students will jigsaw and why-light an information packet describing Mendel’s Laws, Punnett squares, and various types of traits such as: sex-linked, co-dominant, sex-limited, and sex-influenced.

4. Extend/Expand:  Students will present their dragons to the class along with Punnett Squares for each trait and the frequency of their dragon baby’s traits expressed as a proportion and percentage.

5. Evaluate:  Students will evaluate each other’s presentations for accuracy using a rubric.  Students will independently complete a formative assessment titled “Dogs-Puppies so much more.”