Pea Plant Genetics Lab 7

Mendel's experiments come alive with this versatile and simple to use software.

Description

This breeding simulation is designed for junior and senior students and encourages the development of skills in critical thinking and problem solving as well as promoting an understanding of the scientific method. As a teaching tool, Pea Plant Genetics Lab can be used in a variety of teaching strategies.

Features


  1. Breeding Simulation Environment
  2. Plant Construction Kit
  3. Interactive on screen Lab Book (New)
    1. Detailed procedures
    2. Interactive counters which save time with firsthand data collection
    3. Interactive Punnett Squares
    4. Questions
    5. Auto-marking of procedure, data collection and questions

Breeding Simulation

Students visually count, categorize and record the individual plants, making this a realistic science experience rather than a secondhand data exercise.

The interactive auto-marking labs guide students through 22 labs in the areas of:
  1. Single Gene Inheritance
  2. Double Gene Inheritance
  3. Test Crosses

Other Features of the Breeding Simulation Include:
  • 2 genotype display modes T t or + t.
  • Teacher blocking of gene display.
  • Unlimited generations.
  • Unlimited plants in each generation.
  • Hold selected plants, then use them as the next parents.

Plant Construction Kit

The Construction Kit allows both students and teachers to create their own plants for unique breeding experiments. The kit features:
  • All 7 of Mendel's mutant genes.
  • The ability to load and save individual or pairs of plants for future experiments.
  • The capacity to make a plant and use it as a parent without the need to save, unlike previous versions.

The Construction Kit has two modes:
  1. Student Mode - Construct homozygous plants with a mutation in all Mendel's 7 plant characteristics.
  2. Teacher Mode - Select up to 2 mutant genes per characteristic as heterozygous or 1 as homozygous.

Save each plant with one of 3 genotype display options:
  • Always - Display the genotype of the plant during breeding, provided the teachers has set this as an option.
  • Lock Code - Only displayed after a plant's code word has been entered. Good for classroom problem solving and practical tests.
  • Never - Excellent for school or home based assignments.
Firsthand Data - Observe Each Offspring

Breeding a new generation takes seconds.
Screenshots
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Available for:
PC Windows 8 & 10 etc.
Macintosh OS X 10.3 to 10.14.
Macintosh OS X 10.15 use online.
Online for Flash Compatible browsers.
Online for iPads and HTML5 browsers.
Suitable for most networks.
Software supplied by Download.

 

Trail for old version 6 of the program,
which works in a similar way to
the Open Lab part of version 7.
Email us for online trial of version 7.