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.