Reebop Fun!

This week we have been learning about Genetics and Inheritance in P7GM.

We spent a lot of our time debating which characteristics we could inherit and which we couldn't.
We spent a lot of our time debating which characteristics we could inherit and which we couldn’t.

 

Finally we made our decisions, but we were still uncertain about a few.
Finally we made our decisions, but we were still uncertain about a few.

Today we investigated the genes we could inherit further by creating Baby Reebops!  It was great fun and things finally made sense!

In pairs we started off with the genes of our Reebop parents. To make our baby Reebops, we took one of each gene from Mum and Dad.
In pairs we started off with the genes of our Reebop parents. To make our Baby Reebops, we took one of each type of  gene from Mum and Dad.
We used the Reebop Genetic Code to help us decided how our baby Reebops were going to look.
We used the Reebop Genetic Code to help us decided how our baby Reebops were going to look.
Then we used different materials to build our baby Reebops and reveal their appearance...
Then we used different materials to build our Baby Reebops, revealing their appearance…
Like so!
Like so!
They all ended up looking rather different. Some had curly tails, others were straight. Some had 2 eyes, some had 3! There were some strange looking creatures!
They all ended up looking rather different. Some had curly tails, others’ had straight. Some had 2 eyes, some had 3! There were some strange looking creatures!

Ask us about our Baby Reebops, we even gave them names!

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