Heredity. Objective:. The learner will realize that certain characteristics are passed from parent to offspring. In this activity you will:. Learn about characteristics that are passed from parents to offspring
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Look around. Is anyone just like you? You and everyone else are unique. No two people are exactly alike, including identical twins. However, many of your traits are inherited.
People in a family may have things in common. They can share traits. You can inherit traits from your parents.
Some traits include:
Your genes determine whether or not you possess certain physical traits. Your genes make you blue eyed or brown eyed, or have brown or blond hair. These traits are highly complex, and involve the interaction of many genes.
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Exactly how do we get these traits from our parents?
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Write a paragraph about at least five traits you share with your parents, brothers or sisters.
You may also choose to write about what traits someone you know shares with his or her parents, brothers or sisters.