Apologia Biology: Module 8, Mendelian Genetics

We are really enjoying this module!  I’ve always liked doing Punnett Squares, so it was fun to see how that translated into the Spudoodle Project.  We started by watching this video on from YouTube, while it is on a lower level, it helped drive home the concept….

You Tube Video: “Gregor Mendel Punnett Square”

After viewing the video, we did a practice problem at Genetics Practice Problems from the University of Cincinnati: Clermont.  Once we were sure we understood the process, we started creating our Spudoodles with instructions from Mr. MrClung’s World.  (Thanks for sharing, Mr. McClung!)

So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the Spudoodle Class of 2010:

The Spudoodle Class decided they would like to have a Grand Spudoodle, so 1st Spud and 3rd Spud created the next generation….please meet Spud Jr:

Notice that the Mohawk must have been recessive!

Here are a couple other links that go with this Module…

Access Excellence from the National Health Museum: X-Linked Inheritance:  Hemophilia

 Nature.ca Try It!  Pass the Genes Game

Study Link:  Flashcards & Games at Quizlet.com






Disclaimer: No compensation of any kind has been received from from anyone for promoting the links used in this post! Not even free potatoes!

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  1. #1 by appliejuice on December 9, 2010 - 1:38 am

    Love the spuds! I hadn’t thought of the peanut marshmallow things. That is great idea! That’s going on my list for next year. lol

  2. #2 by Marty on December 9, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Love the Genetics Practice Problems. Great link!

  3. #3 by Briana on December 12, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Cute spadoodle! They should have adventures.

  4. #4 by Tanya on September 1, 2014 - 3:48 pm

    I can’t seem to find the instructions for Spuddoodles. It keeps going to Mr. McClung’s page but can’t find any instructions.

    • #5 by jlsgrant on September 2, 2014 - 11:45 am

      Thanks so much for letting me know. I was able to find another link to the project and have updated the website.

  5. #6 by ShuShun on January 20, 2016 - 10:30 am

    thanks for all the links

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