TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 3C - Part 4: Born of Blood: Inheritance of Blood Types

Students will create models of chromosome 9, which contains the ABO blood type genes. Using the chromosome models, they will create gene combinations for each of the 4 blood types. Finally, again using the chromosome models and a graphic organizer, students will simulate blood type inheritance and predict blood types that are possible from genetic crosses.

Objectives: 
  • Create models of chromosome 9, which contains the ABO genes
  • Investigate the inheritance of the ABO blood type
  • Predict blood types of offspring
  • Demonstrate how chromosomes are related to Punnett Squares
Keywords: 

Chromosome, gene, blood type, Punnett square, inherit

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Activity Code: 
3C P4
Unit Reference: 
Cast Your Net: Adventures With Blood
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 3: I Want Your Blood: Blood Transfusions