This is one of 25 assessment probes from the book,” Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science, Volume 1: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes”, by Page Keeley and co-authors. All assessment probes in this collection are aligned to a particular science concept and field-tested by several teachers in classes of diverse student backgrounds. The purpose of this assessment probe is to see if students recognize that some traits, such as eye color, are complex and cannot be predicted by single dominant or recessive genes.
The resource can be used to engage students in the topic as a class discussion starter or to assess their understanding along the way. This is a great extension to the Baby Mice probe from Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science, Volume 2: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes”.