This is a direct link to a dry lab activity that will demonstrate the processes of independent assortment and gene linkage. As a word document, the lab is totally editable. This is an updated version of the lab adapted from another group of teachers (link found below). You may want to start with the original version and then use this more in depth version of the lab as a follow-up activity. The original version allows students to draw their own dragon offspring using a tracing provided, which is a true crowd pleaser! http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/bestpractices/PDF/Life%20Science/Heredity%20and%...
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- colored paper (2 each of orange, green, red, and yellow, and 1 each of blue and pink or purple)
- print out the page of genes for each type of autosome and sex chromosome (given at the end of these instructions)
- rubber cement or Elmer's glue
- popsicle sticks (5 for each student in the class)