Pumpkin Genetics~ A Fun Science Halloween Activity

 

 

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Quick share since many folks are looking for a fun activity for this month.  This is a Halloween-themed genetics activity where students create a pumpkin based on the “traits” their pumpkin receives.  I adapted this activity from one I did for owls and Thanksgiving turkeys.  This was originally intended for a high school Biology class, but would also be appropriate for middle school as well.  It could be modified for upper elementary grades by having students roll dice to determine the dominant or recessive gene received instead of matching up chromosomes.  Scroll down for pictures of the finished product.

You can find this activity in my Teachers Pay Teachers store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pumpkin-Genetics-1488616

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About Edgy Instruction

Science Teacher (Biology, AP Biology, and Forensic Science), Anatomy Professor, and former Instructional coach.
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