Build a Super Plant! Outreach activity

This activity is meant to illustrate the concept of the “random” nature of allele inheritance and the resulting phenotypes. In this activity, colored balls that are selected randomly from a bingo cage represent the alleles.  These colors correspond with phenotypes for specific traits. This activity was designed for use with traffic that comes and goes, such as a booth at an outreach event, but a sample worksheet has been included for potential adaptation to a classroom setting.

This is an original resource developed at Centenary College of Louisiana by Rebecca Murphy and Melissa Traver.

View resource