Punnett Squares for Special Education Biology Genetics Heredity


Total Pages 184 pages plus 48 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on Punnett Squares contains 180 pages and 48 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit addresses how to create and read Punnett Squares as well as genotypes, phenotypes, dominant and recessive traits in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on what makes something a mixture or a solution.


There are a lot of opportunities for students to practice working with Punnett Squares including a group activity.


In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


*****This unit has digital versions of the printable activities. There are 48 google slides and a movie version of the book.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.



Punnett Squares Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 10 days of lesson plans
  • Punnett Squares activities in color
  • Punnett Squares activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Punnett Squares book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Punnett Squares Activities


  • Vocabulary board
  • 10 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Group activity to practice Punnett Squares
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • 15 worksheets with Punnett Square practice (includes digital version)
  • Fill-in-the-blank close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.