Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Introduction

Hiya! My name is Jaylynn! I am looking for my parents. I have somehow lost them at the Science Fair at school! Can you help me find them? My dad's name is Jay, and my mom's name is Lynn. I look like a mixture of both of them. Not only did I inherit my name from them, I also inherited my characteristics of them as well! It's funny to think my Science Fair Project is on "Inheritance and Variation of Traits". Have you ever heard of "Inheritance and Variation of Traits" before? I hadn't before making my Science Fair Project. 

 

Hey, maybe looking at my Science Fair Project would help you work with me to find my dad and mom! 

Task

Read about "Inheritance and Variation of Traits" in my Science Fair Project. Then answer the questions to see what you know after reading. Then we can find my parents!

 

 

Use this graphic organizer to write definitions, questions, and answers! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jy2Yqy_MZlqY9LIuqrUWcfJ4nT_HQjOy/edit? usp=sharing&ouid=113893061913163951047&rtpof=true&sd=true

Process

WHAT IS AN INHERITED TRAIT?

An inherited trait is a trait that is passed down to the offspring from its parents. These are traits that the animal has from birth. Some examples are eye color, patterns on the fur, fur color and length of legs.

Some inherited traits in plants are seed color, seed shape, leaf shape, height and root shape.

 

CLICK THIS LINK

https://examples.yourdictionary.com/inherited-traits-kids-examples-explanation 

 

WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE SO FAR?

Record at least 2 questions about inheritances and traits that you are curious about. Record them on your graphic organizer. Try to answer them by the end of the assignment. 

 

WATCH THIS VIDEO

https://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/variation-of-traits-video-for-kids/ 

 

CLICK THIS LINK

https://www.getepic.com/book/6789323/hair-traits-color-texture-and-more 

Evaluation

Click this link for the quiz!

https://forms.gle/QLbLCYecEL8vEbUC7

Conclusion

Now that you know a lot more about inherited traits, you possibly have a better idea of what my parents may look like.

 

Here's a picture of me. 

6,641 15 Year Old Blonde Girl Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images  - iStock

 

Do you see my dad and mom? 

9,744 Large Group Of People Facing Camera Stock Photos, Pictures &  Royalty-Free Images - iStock

Credits

Resources: 

 

Gunner, J. (Unknown Date). Inherited traits for kids: Examples & explanation. Your Dictionary. https://examples.yourdictionary.com/inherited-traits-kids-examples-expl… 

Silverman, B. (Unknown Date). Hair traits: Color, texture, and more. Epic. https://www.getepic.com/app/read/6111

Skynesher. (Unknown Year). Large group of people facing camera [Electronic Image]. iStock Photo. (https://www.istockphoto.com/photos/large-group-of-people-facing-camera)

Yobro10. (Unknown Year). 15 year old blonde girl [Electronic Image]. iStock Photo. (https://www.istockphoto.com/photos/15-year-old-blonde-girl)

Unknown Author. (Unknown Year). Inherited traits and heredity - 3rd grade science. Poet Prints Teaching. https://www.poetprints.ca/blog/inherited-traits-and-heredity-3rd-grade-…

Unknown Author. (Unknown Year). Variation of traits. Generation Genius. https://www.generationgenius.com/inherited-traits-and-genetics-for-kids/

Teacher Page

 3-LS3-1

Performance Expectation: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from their parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms. 

 

Disciplinary Core Ideas

INHERITANCE OF TRAITS: Many characteristics of organisms are inherited from their parents. (UE.LS3A.a) VARIATION OF TRAITS: Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information. (UE.LS3B.a)