Gregor Mendel: The Father of Genetics
Who is Gregor Mendel? Watch the videos below to learn a little bit more about the father of genetics. As you watch, answer the following questions in your notes:
Where is Gregor Mendel from? What time period did he live in (it can be a general century)?
Why is he known as the father of genetics?
What did he study?
What is the law of segregation?
What is the law of dominance/inheritance?
How to Draw Punnett Squares
Punnett squares show you the probability of what traits an offspring can inherit. As you watch the video below, do the following:
Draw a blank punnett square.
Label where the male genotype (the male alleles) go.
Label where the female genotype (the female alleles) go.
What does the capital letter represent?
What does the lowercase letter represent?