Phenotype and Genotype

Students in 7th-grade life science have been studying genetics and how traits are passed from parents to offspring. Students have learned they can predict the phenotype of various traits in offspring by knowing the genotype of the parent organisms. For this activity, students created marshmallow bugs using traits from two genetically different parents. This lesson showed why we are all unique individuals. There were no two bugs alike!
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