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Fun Bugs!

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:


In this activity students will be simulate the process of meiosis to make new baby "Fun Bugs" structures.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Science - Biology
Standard 4 Objective 2

Predict and interpret patterns of inheritance in sexually reproducing organisms.



Background For Teachers:
Genes contain the information that determines traits in living things. Each version of a gene is called an allele. Genes come in pairs on homologous chromosomes. Homologous chromosomes are separated during meiosis and sort independently of each other. This mixture of genes makes new individuals with a variety of traits. You will be simulating the process of meiosis to make new baby Fun Bugs!

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Hand out student worksheets (attached).
  2. All procedures for the activity are given on the student worksheet. Go over them with the students.
  3. Allows them the entire class period to do the activity.

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Dec 03 2014 08:54 AM