By exploring the characteristics offspring inherit when living things reproduce, I can distinguish between inherited and non-inherited characteristics.

SCN 2-14b

Benchmarks:

· Knows that genetics is the study of inherited characteristics and that inherited characteristics are carried on genes and can sometime skip a generation.

· Explores and categorises characteristics into inherited (eye and hair colour, height and right/left handedness) and non-inherited (native language spoken and favourite colour).

· Describes how every living thing has its own DNA fingerprint.

Inheritance Topic Pack

Inheritance_primary_TM.ppt
Class_data.doc
Vocabulary_inheritance[2].doc
onion cells.pdf
True_F_NS_Primary.doc
Variation_discon.doc
genetics_dominoes_2.doc
Individual_data.doc
Reebops-Primary_46.pdf
Similarities and differences.ppt
parents and offspring.ppt
reebops_original.pdf

Primary Science Teaching Trust: Free teacher guide for 'The Molliebird: An Evolution Story'

Hamilton Trust Resources: Survival of the Fittest