Animal Genetics
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Use an online bioinformatics database to find out which animals currently have genome projects, which projects are complete, and which projects are still in progress. [E]
Find out how big the genomes of different organisms are and determine which organisms have the largest and smallest genomes. [E]
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine the ratio of how genes are passed on and how often they physically appear in the offspring. [E]
Use the patterns of fur color in tortoiseshell cats to determine if X chromosomes are inactivated in a random or in an allele-dependent manner. [E]
Using a Punnett square to help in acheiving the desired results when breeding Polish rabbits with specific color patterns. [E]
Research genetics and genetic engineering [E] [E] [P]
Determine if by crossing two totally different breeds of chicken, a Barred Plymouth Rock cock and a White Aracauna rumpless (no tail) female, the offspring would have the dominant traits of laying blue-green eggs, growing barred feathers, and developing a tail. [E]
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High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Use color genetics to prove that rabbits will either ovulate more eggs when bred a second time 12-24 hours later [E]
Linking Expression and Function of the human gene FoxP2 in Adult Songbirds Using Operant Preference Testing [E]
The Study of Fruit Fly Genetics at City High School [E]
What is the Woolly Mammoth's Closest Living Relative? [E]
Use DNA Sequencing to Trace the Blue Whale's Evolutionary Tree [E]
Build a family tree for the primates, including Homo sapiens, based on the similarity of mitochondrial proteins by using the BLAST bioinformatics tool. [E] [E]
Identify T. Rex's closest living relative by using simple bioinformatics tools. [E]
Use a computer program on the Web to compare a DNA sequence from several human genes with the corresponding genes in other animals. This will allow us to infer how closely related we are to those animals. [E]
Compare a protein's amino acid sequence in a couple of animals to infer how closely related they are to one another. [E]
A Screen for Mutants in Drosophila melanogaster Affecting Triglyceride Levels [E]
Repeat Griffith's and Avery, MacLeod and McCarty's experiments - demonstrate that DNA is the “transforming factor” [E]
Quantifying Genetic Similarity in Relation to Geographic Distance [E] [E]
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