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Hands-on Activity

Mix-n-Match Traits

Fun Forces
Summary
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.
Overview
Topic: 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
Objective
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 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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