Genetics of Sesame StreetTM Characters

by: Susan Raye

By enlisting the of Elmo, Zoe, Grover, and friends, the author brought a genetics unit to life. In this week-long unit, the students (1) create a gene map for a particular Sesame Street character, (2) move the resulting chromosomes through the steps of meiosis to produce the possible gametes of that individual, (3) choose a spouse and diagram the genetic crosses that would produce two different children, and (4) draw family portraits based on the genotypes of each individual.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2001Stock # ss01_024_05_12Volume 024Issue 05

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