Design Your Future Family – Genetics Project

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					                       Design Your Future Family – Genetics Project
In this project you will cross your traits with the traits of your “future spouse”. Then, you will determine
what the phenotypes of each of your 2 children would be. Here’s how you earn your points:
    Title Page
          Name, date, project title, class period
    Inheritance Charts – all charts should be organized and in the same format
          Your Chart – organized, all traits listed, phenotype, genotype, and type of inheritance
          Spouse Chart – organized, all traits listed, phenotype, genotype, and type of inheritance
          Child 1 Chart – organized, all traits listed, phenotype, genotype, and type of inheritance
          Child 2 Chart – organized, all traits listed, phenotype, genotype, and type of inheritance
    Punnett Squares for each trait drawn out
    Creativity
          Include pictures, storyline of how you and your spouse met, and personal information on
             each child
    Binding/Overall Neatness
          Your project must be put together neatly.
    Bonus Points
          You can earn up to 10 WOW POINTS based on your creativity, overall neatness, and
             anything that makes your project a little better than others.

Be creative! Have fun with this project. ALL projects are due on November 23rd. Below is a list of all the
traits that should be represented in your project.
             TRAIT                  PHENOTYPE                       GENOTYPE            TYPE OF INHERITANCE
Dimples                     Present/absent               DD, Dd, dd                   Dominant/Recessive
Freckles                    Lots, some, none             F’F’, FF’, FF                Incomplete dominance
Hair Texture                Straight, wavy, curly        T’T’, TT’, TT                Incomplete dominance
Shape of lips               Thick, normal, thin          S’S’, SS’, SS                Incomplete dominance
Shape of nose               Pointed/rounded              NN, Nn, nn                   Dominant/Recessive
Earlobes                    Free/ attached               GG, Gg, gg                   Dominant/Recessive
Shape of face               Round/square                 RR, Rr, rr                   Dominant/Recessive
Nostril shape               Rounded/flared               FF, Ff, ff                   Dominant/Recessive
Widow’s peak                Present/absent               WW, Ww, ww                   Dominant/Recessive
Size of eyes                Large, medium, small         E’E’, EE’, EE                Incomplete dominance
Spacing of eyes             Close, normal, far           L’L’, LL’, LL                Incomplete dominance
Shape of eyes               Almond/round                 AA, Aa, aa                   Dominant/Recessive
Length of eyelashes         Long/short                   QQ, Qq, qq                   Dominant/Recessive
Shape of eyebrows           Bushy/fine                   BB, Bb, bb                   Dominant/Recessive
Position of eyebrows        Not connected/connected      CC, Cc, cc                   Dominant/Recessive
Cleft in chin               Absent/present               II, Ii, ii                   Dominant/Recessive
Mouth size                  Large, medium, small         M’M’, MM’, MM                Incomplete dominance
Chin size                   Large/small                  ZZ, Zz, zz                   Dominant/Recessive
Hair color                  Black, brown, blonde         B’B’, BB’, BB                Incomplete dominance
Eyebrow size                Thick/thin                   RR, Rr, rr                   Dominant/Recessive
Rubric for project

    20 traits worth ½ point each = 10 points per person (4) = 40 points total for inheritance charts
    Storylines:
         o 5 points for how you and your spouse met (5 points)
         o 5 points per person for brief biographical info (20 points)
    Overall Appearance – 5 points
         o Total Points = 70 points
    WOW Points – up to 15 WOW points
         o TOTAL Points Possible = 85