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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Chip Off the Old Block

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will identify specific physical traits of adult plants and animals that are passed on to their offspring. Students will examine images of young and mature plants and animals, and then match the adults to their offspring.
Overview
Topic: Inheritance of Traits
Real World Science Topics:
  • A comparison of the unique physical characteristics of certain plants and animals.
  • An evaluation of the common physical characteristics of plants and animals and their offspring.
Objective
After completing this activity, students will be able to describe how traits are passed on from adult plants and animals to their offspring. They will be able to identify specific traits that plants and animals pass on to their offspring. Finally, they will be able to look at visual representations of adult plants and animals and match them to their offspring.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 1 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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