In a Topic lesson we were asked to make Reebops. The point of the lesson was to learn that Mums and Dads can have a variety of offspring and a mum and a dad each give one allele (kind of gene) to form one trait of their baby.
First we had to decode the genotype (the letters which make up the genetic code) of the mum and the dad Reebop to discover their phenotype (what they look like). After we did this, we created baby Reebops by passing an allele from each parent to the baby template. Once the genotype of the baby was decided, we figured out our baby’s phenotype and then made a Reebop baby out of playdough (it sounds a lot more complicated than it was 🙂 ).
Post by Finlay and Mrs Shaw