Spongebob Squarepants Genetics
This is a fun idea to use as an assignment (or assessment) to see if students understand the concepts of Punnett squares, dominance, genotype, and phenotype. It uses the television show Spongebob Squarepants as a basis to determine what offspring the characters will have. sciencespot.net is a great resource for these kinds of creative activities!
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: September 04, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 09, 2012
Submitter: Elizabeth Stephens
Keywords: genetics, Punnett squares, genotype, Spongebob Squarepants, phenotype, dominance, recessive
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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
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Discussion for Spongebob Squarepants Genetics
5 years ago
Maria Fernandez (Student)
I love the concept of this activity. Students are drawn into learning about DNA by having something fun that they can relate to, such as "Spongebob Squarepants".
It would have been helpful if there was a teacher's guide, answer key, or even a set of key definitions for DNA terms.
Time spent reviewing site: 10-15 minutes
5 years ago
Whitney Menefee (Student)
Good resource. It incorporates something that most kids find familiar (Sponge Bob), with creative genetics questions that tests there general genetics skills. I found the questions understandable and well written for high school students.