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Mendelian Genetics: Build a Creature (Grades 5-8)

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Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Grades 5–8

Gregor Mendel is known as the father of modern genetics. In the mid-1800’s he made groundbreaking observations of heredity that are now the foundation of our understanding of genetics. Join us to learn about Gregor Mendel’s laws of inheritance and how tools called Punnett squares use these laws to predict patterns of heredity. Then, build a creature with a unique set of “genetic” traits determined by a randomly selected set of genes - or alleles - from its “parents.”

Seats are limited to 8 students per class and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    Register/more info

    Registration in advance through Eventbrite is required | $25