Inheritance

Create aliens with different traits and breed them to produce offspring. Determine which traits are passed down from parents to offspring and which traits are acquired. Offspring can be stored for future experiments or released.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Observe that offspring resemble their parents.
  • Compare the results of sexual and asexual reproduction.
  • Distinguish between traits that are determined by genes and those that are acquired.
  • Understand that acquired traits are not passed on to offspring.
  • Observe different types of inheritance:
    • Inheritance of codominant traits.
    • Inheritance of dominant/recessive traits.
VOCABULARY:
  • acquired trait, asexual reproduction, clone, codominant traits, dominant trait, offspring, recessive trait, sexual reproduction, trait

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