Science Project:

Eye Color Genetics

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Problem:

How do we inherit our eye color?

Materials:

  • Families
    • Biological Mother
    • Biological Father
    • Offspring

Procedure

For this experiment you can also use your own family.

  1. Observe eye color for each family member. If possible, find out the grandparents’ eye colors as well. You can define the color using the Martin-Schultz scale.
  1. Determine the genotypes of the parents.
  2. Using a Punnett square, determine the color possibilities for the children.
  1. Compare the theoretical probability and actual eye color of the children.
Author: Melissa Bautista
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