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Heredity and Environment

kit #77

By germinating hybrid tobacco seeds first in darkness and then in light, students make interesting observations using this challenging kit.

• Students set up controlled experiments that provide mathematical data to test their theoretical genetic hypothesis about heredity and the factors determined by the environment.
• They see how a recessive trait becomes evident.
• Students also germinate the hybrid tobacco seeds with one normal and one albino gene
• Stimulate shoot production
• Examine the relationship of the dominant gene (chlorophyll production) to the recessive gene
• Make conclusions concerning the genotype relevant to a visible phenotype.

This is an excellent Lab-Aid to correlate heredity with environment influences.

Accommodates one class with 15 groups of two students.


  • Discover which is more important: Heredity or Environment
  • Controlled experiment provides mathematical data to test hypotheses
  • Discover how a recessive trait becomes evident
  • Examine the relationship of a dominant gene to the recessive gene and draw conclusion concerning the genotype relevant to a visible phenotype

Content List in Heredity and Environment is as follows:

Quantity Description
60 Germinating papers
15 Germinating dishes, clear plastic, two-section
15 Germinating dishes, opaque plastic, two-section
1 Albino tobacco seeds, vial
30 Student Worksheets and Guides with Data Charts
1 Teacher’s Guide
Number of students
Maximum 45 at one time
Number of groups
Maximum 15 at one time

To complete this kit requires at least part of one ~50-minute class period for set-up and class time for observations and note taking over the next several weeks.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Heredity and Environment 77 $102.95
Heredity and Environment REFRESH-A-KIT 77-RC $51.45