Students will participate in a scavenger hunt with their peers to classify inherited and learned traits.
The scavenger hunt will include characteristics such as rolling your tongue, speaking another language,
and hair color.
Inheritance of Traits
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration to distinguish between inherited and learned traits
- An exploration of to explain a person's own characteristics
After completing this activity, students should be able to distinguish between characteristics that are
inherited and those that are a result from an individual's interaction with the environment. Students in
grade 6 should also be able to consider variations of inherited traits.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 2
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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
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