Material Detail

Spongebob Squarepants Genetics

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!

Rate

Quality

  • Editor Reviews
  • User Rating
  • Comments  (2) Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections (9) Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material

Browse...

Disciplines with similar materials as Spongebob Squarepants Genetics

Comments

Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.
Maria Fernandez
Maria Fernandez (Student)
8 years ago
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".

Technical Remarks:

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
Whitney Menefee
Whitney Menefee (Student)
8 years ago
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.