This is Gregor Mendel. He was a monk who lived in Austria. This is Mendel’s garden. Mendel grew peas. Many peas. He liked peas a lot. Here are some of his jars of peas. He knew peas reproduced sexually (with and egg and pollen), and he began to control what peas
and pollen), and he began to control what peas
crossed with other peas.
are tall. Some are short.”
that cross and mix them, I get some tall and
some short. Hmmm….”
all of the short peas
he got, and all of the
He seems very puzzled
in this photo.
of modern genetics” because of his
work breeding and analyzing peas
in the 1800’s.
carefully at his numbers, and
thought hard about:
PROBABILITY- the chance something
will happen. Expressed in percentage
or fraction or ratio. Ex. 25% or 1/4 or 1:3