This lesson plan is for grade 3 NGSS Standards:
a) 3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
b) 3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
Included are definitions of heredity and traits as well as examples of various traits in animals and plants. Students are given opportunities to identify traits from a picture, find common traits among similar organisms, and to identify traits varied due to environment.
The lesson plan components include:
Specific Learning Outcomes
I have included a link to an original powerpoint to help teach the concepts.
There are many pictures to help students understand the concepts.