24chrisharl wrote:This is my first year doing heredity, could I get some tips?
Start simple: understand the definitions of what you are going to be tested on (monohybrid cross, dihybrid cross, etc). I discovered a Youtube channel called the Amoeba Sisters, and I wish they'd existed when I was in college...perhaps I wouldn't have dropped my biology major...anyway...
After that, practice as many types of monohybrid crosses as possible until it comes second nature. Add another trait: dihybrid cross. Keep adding topics in.
Do some research on Queen Victoria's hemophilia (AKA Christmas's disease) and trace the trait from Queen Victoria through the royal houses of Europe (cool tie in to history is how the hemophilia of her great-grandson may be responsible for the murder of the Romanovs and end of monarchy in Russian). This will help you examine sex-linked traits and introduce pedigree. Also: the Amoeba Sisters still have amazing videos on their Youtube channel!
Please let me know if I can help- this is the third time I have coached this event!