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Blood Types and Heredity

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


In this lab investigation students will see if they can discover the pattern of genetic transfer for blood type

Main Curriculum Tie:
Science - Biology
Standard 4 Objective 2

Predict and interpret patterns of inheritance in sexually reproducing organisms.


  • student sheet (attached)
  • red food color
  • green food color
  • water
  • 4 test tubes
  • test tube rack
  • graduated cylinder
  • beaker
  • medicine dropper or pipette


Instructional Procedures:

  1. Mix solutions of red and green water, enough for 20 ml per student group of each.
  2. Read the introduction with students.
  3. Have students make a prediction .
  4. Allow students to perform the lab experiment.
  5. Have groups combine their results on the board and come to a class conclusion concerning which types can or cannot mix.
  6. Give students time to solve the pedigree on their worksheet . Check for accuracy.
  7. Allow time for students to finish the questions and conclusions.

Assessment Plan:
Scoring Guide:

1. Students follow procedures and record data………………..4
2. Students correctly predict which transfusions are safe……4


Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Dec 03 2014 08:23 AM