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Life Science

  • Meiosis and Genetics In this lab, students investigate how the events of meiosis relate to Mendelian genetics. View »
  • Introduction to Phenotypes with Wisconsin Fast Plants® In this lab, students germinate seeds of Wisconsin Fast Plants and examine the plants that grow from them for differences in appearance. This introductory-level activity can be used as a pre-lab to a unit on Mendelian genetics, and assumes that students are familiar with the terms genotype, phenotype, and allele. View »
  • Carolina LabSheets™: Seedling Genetics (Sorghum) Students study F2 seedlings to discover how a color phenotype is inherited in sorghum. They can study a cross involving green and albino plants or, alternatively, a cross involving red and green plants. View »
  • Investigating a Phenotype In this activity, students investigate a phenotype that is not so conspicuous, and they perform a simple chemical test to reveal the underlying basis of the phenotype. View »
  • Genetics with Drosophila F1 Crosses: Sex-Linkage Drosophila genetics labs without the the need to select virgin female flies for crosses. We ship F1 flies so your students need only to set them up in fresh vials to produce an F2. View »
  • Gene Interaction with Drosophila How do genes interact in the inheritance of traits? Find out in this intriguing study of the inheritance of eye color in Drosophila. View »
  • Introduction to Drosophila: Phenotypes In this lab students compare phenotypes of mutant Drosophila to wild type. The activity is intended as a student’s first experience working with Drosophila. View »
  • Investigating a Lethal Trait In this lab, students investigate a lethal trait, albinism, using corn seedlings. View »
  • Genetics with Drosophila F1 Crosses Drosophila genetics labs without the the need to select virgin female flies for crosses. We ship F1 flies so your students need only to set them up in fresh vials to produce an F2. View »
  • 32 Standards Met with Wisconsin Fast Plants® Engage students and support NGSS with classroom-tested, tried-and-true Wisconsin Fast Plants®. A leading expert on the use of Fast Plants® in education recommends investigations and kits to support K–12 NGSS. View »
  • Seedling Genetics (Corn) Students study F2 seedlings to discover how a dwarf phenotype is inherited in corn. They determine that the allele for tall height exhibits complete dominance to the allele for dwarf, that the seedlings are segregating in a ratio of 3 tall to 1 dwarf, and that the parent plant was tall and heterozygous. View »
  • Linkage Determination with Drosophila In this lab students use the Drosophila stock Curly/Plum; Dichaete/Stubble to determine which chromosome an “unknown” mutation is located upon. They also determine whether the unknown mutation is dominant or recessive, and whether it is autosomal or sex-linked. View »
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