Since the beginning of human history, people have wondered how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. We inherit traits from our parents, but we don’t look exactly like them, or the siblings we share parents with! In this session, we will explore how traits are inherited and how early experiments led to documentation of the “laws of heredity.” We will then apply these laws to build a fictitious organism, with traits it inherited from its parents.
- observe how chromosomes separate during cell division with compound microscopes;
- use Punnett Squares to predict how traits are passed from parents to offspring, then build the resulting offspring;
- explore heredity by observing some of their own physical characteristics.
*This session is for ages 10-13; no adult chaperone required. Adults are not permitted to participate in workshops with students due to COVID-19 protocols.
*Please view the DNALC's COVID-19 Safety Net policy.
*Participants must provide proof that they are either fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks after the single Johnson & Johnson shot or two weeks after the second shot of the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) or have a negative COVID-19 test done within five days of this session in order to attend this workshop. No exceptions will be made to this policy. You will receive a link by email to upload this documentation directly to the DNALC after registration. Masks are required at the DNALC regardless of vaccination status.