Transdisciplinary theme- Sharing The Planet
Central idea- Systems maintain efficiency through interdependent relationships.
This week we explored genetic traits by examining different observable traits (phenotypes) passed down through heredity.
*Everyone in our class has dark eyes except Lily. Light colored eyes are typically recessive, meaning that it is less likely that a child will have light colored eyes.
*All of our girls have freckles, but the boys seem to be lacking freckles.
We also learned about how Punnet Squares can be used to help determine dominant and recessive genes. Students used coin tosses to help them determine each inherited trait of their “monster”. Students learned that a genotype is an organism’s genetic makeup, whereas a phenotype is the organism’s observable traits.