OESJ Animal Science Class Makes Their Own “Animals”

Mr. Smith’s high school Animal Science students have constructed “Rebops,” creatures made from marshmallows,
toothpicks, pipe cleaners, and push pins. The look of the Rebop is determined by the genetic traits students selected from the Rebops parents.

Once the Rebops were constructed, students selected desirable traits in another Rebop. The students were then able to predicts what the offspring of the two Rebops would look like. The project integrates genetics and selective breeding to reinforce what students have learned about genetics and initiate a discussion about how selective breeding affect animal agriculture.