Explore inherited traits
- Use simulated corn ears to explain the process of selective breeding
- Time required: Two to three 50 minutes class periods
Using simulated corn ears and Punnett squares, students gather data, interpret, and predict the probability of traits being passed from parent to offspring. Other concepts demonstrated Included: survival of the fittest, natural selection, and the relationship between these and selective breeding.
Student worksheet and guides
Artificial corn ears (A and B)
Transparency: four cattle breeds, color
Delivery information: See datasheet for contents information.