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Planting Peas in the Courtyard to Study Genetics

Mrs. Shackleford’s biology class worked hard as they prepared the soil so they could plant peas as they studied Gregor Mendel’s principles of heredity and genetics. 

Mendel is famous for his studies that showed that the inheritance of particular patterns were found in the peas he planted and self-pollenated for his genetics study.
 
Mrs. Shackleford’s students planted their peas and notated their growth, and prepared their own hypothesis about the physical characteristics of pea plants.  “It was fun watching our students learn about Mendel, the founding father of heredity and genetics,” commented Shackleford.