Corn Snake Genetics Lab
Mendelism Through Corn Snake Genetics
by Kristin King
Article published in National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) Journal,
"The Science Teacher" January 2004
Lab protocol/kit available below
This lab activity was a huge hit with my students.
Our future herpetologists!
Corn Snake Genetics Lab Activity
Addresses National Science Standards
Print Version & Digital Download
Ready to use printed materials
*Does not include lamination
Digital download only to make additional copies for your classroom (educational use only)
Contact: Mrs. King for more information
All proceeds go toward further research and student lab activities
Feedback from Teachers & Faculty
I receive many emails about the corn snake genetics lab. I will begin to list some of them here. Thank you for your encouragement!
Date: 30 Apr 2005
I have read your article in the science teacher when you first published it and have done the corn snake genetics activity with my biology classes. It was a wonderful activity and both the students and I enjoyed it. It also led me to extend my own reptile collection to include 3 corn snakes. This spring my students got to observe two of the snakes' mating rituals and last week watched as the female laid 15 eggs (she did that during class and my students got to watch the whole thing). We have put the eggs in the incubator and hope for a good hatching rate. I want to thank you for getting us inspired for this whole activity, which has taken on a life of its own. Also, if you have any tips on incubation and hatching, we are definitely on a learning curve here.
Thanks again, Christine Roland
Sunday, September 04, 2005 5:37 AM
Subject: Re: Corn Snake Genetics Lab
Congratulations ... excellent news!!! I have used the article that you published in The Science Teacher 2-3 times now in my science methods class as an example of the material that science teachers can access in terms of professional development ideas ... *very* well received.
Do let me know how you are doing, and do keep in touch.
Dr. Aldrin E. Sweeney
Associate Professor, Science Education
Undergraduate/Graduate Program Coordinator & Program Advisor
Department of Teaching & Learning Principles
College of Education (123 L)
University of Central Florida