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CPO Science Crazy Traits Equipment Module

By: CPO Science Item#: 792-1470
CPO Science Crazy Traits Equipment Module is a fun and innovative manipulative to assist your students learn about genetics and evolution through a series of games and activities. It helps them to learn about the traits people and animals inherit from their parents are based on chance. It covers concepts such as traits, alleles, genotypes and phenotypes. Crazy traits includes crazy traits model, 1 tin cup, 8 coins, 1 die and 32 environment cards.

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  • Includes Crazy traits model, (1) tin cup, (8) coins, (1) die, (32) environment cards


Item #:792-1470

Brand:CPO Science

Grade Level:Middle-High School

Selling UOM:Each

Invoice Description:CPO CRAZY TRAITS

Ship Method:Parcel

Description:Crazy Traits

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Wood Dust, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to
CPO Science Crazy Traits Equipment Module is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from crazy for crazy traits I purchased 4 a year ago. This is one of the best investments that I have accrued for teaching genetics. My students love them and want to continue to examine them long after the lesson is over. I highly recommend this.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Model! I participated in a conference session using the Crazy Traits models. Through a grant I purchased a set of 6 models that I use with 7th and 8th grade students for the study of genetic traits, practice with Punnet Squares, and biodiversity. The students really enjoy developing their creatures using the phenotype and genotype information. I find that the 7th graders become comfrotable in using the vocabulary terms associated with the study of genetics. As 8th graders, they revisit the genetic terms and build a creature model with variations and adaptations that help the organism survive. Using the cards included in the kit, the students determine which traits that are an advantage and a disadvantage for their species. Student groups created their own cards that are shared with the group. The activities open many opportunities for including ELA skills in the science classroom.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Love this! I won it at a NSTA convention years ago. Only have one so I use it as a demo. Want to get more! Helps my students understand incomplete and co-dominance.
Date published: 2014-08-24

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