Create a Pedigree Model Create a pedigree model (like above) for your own family to represent a trait you have. If you don’t know your grandparents or aunts/uncles you may be able to figure out what they are likely to be (like they did in the video) and fill in those spaces anyway with pretend data. You can create it on the back of this page IF you want to or you can use a different sheet of paper. ● What trait are you tracking? Attached earlobes (Recessice trait) was the example in the video. ● Pedigree Video to show a model of how genes are passed on: https://youtu.be/Gd09V2AkZv4 ● The following are screen shots from the video link above to give you examples of how you can show a trait that is passed on through your family to you. This example is for the recessive trait of attached earlobes. Generation III represents where you will put yourself. Generation II is your parents, aunts, and uncles. Generation I is your grandparents. Squares = Male Circles = Female Shaded = Person has the trait Choosing a recessive trait to track will make it easier to fill unknown family members. Potential traits to use: https://health.utah.gov/genomics/familyhistory/documents/Family%20Reunion/reference%20guide.pdf List Modified from: https://biologywise.com/dominant-recessive-traits-in-humans Traits Dominant Cleft in chin Recessive X Earlobes Definite free earlobes Attached earlobes Hairline Widow's peak Straight (No widow’s peak) Hitchhiker's thumbs X Toe length Second toe longer than first toe First toe longer than second toe Tongue rolling (side edges up) Ability to roll tongue Inability to roll tongue **** You do NOT need to draw pictures in your shapes! Just draw a square or circle to represent the people.