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Dragon Genetics

This activity does a great job reviewing and reinforcing Medelian and modern genetics. As a teacher, it also gave me the opportunity to show sex linked traits and we had a good discussion about how random meiosis truly is. Definitely take the time to make the chromosomes on colored paper! I am also thinking of including pictures of the parental dragons or supplementing the instructions a bit. Students struggled with the phenotype and genotype of the parent dragons. I was a little surprised by that.

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