Heredity Lessons for Elementary School: Hands-On and Fun Activity!

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
7 pages


This FREEBIE is a 3 day elementary science lesson designed to help teachers teach the basics behind Heredity. I normally design high school science lessons but I was inspired to create this lesson to help elementary teachers facing new NGSS standards. My degree is in genetics and this is my passion. I hope you enjoy it!

For this lesson, you need green, blue, and yellow plastic easter eggs, googly eyes, hot glue, plastic bins, pipe cleaners, and some confetti. Included are detailed teacher instructions (3 pages!) and a student graphing sheet (in color and black and white) and a student observations sheet. I also include two sample pages to show what your student pages will look like.

Are you a middle school teacher and are you interested in a middle school level activity like this that teaches genotypes, phenotypes, and basic genetics? Click here to see my middle school edition!

I am continually creating new, creative, hands-on activities and products for science teachers! Check back often to see what I come up with next!

Contact Us!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us on the question and answer section of my store and we will get back to you quickly!

Terms of Use:

Purchasing my teaching resources allows you to:

* make copies for your own classes only.

* place this file on your own password-protected class page or server (Blackboard, Google Drive, etc) AS LONG AS no other teacher has access to that class webpage. This resource is for you, the purchaser, alone.

You are not allowed to distribute this digital resource to other teachers or post this resource on any webpage or server that is available for public view. If you and a team of teachers would like to use this resource together, please purchase additional licenses on the resource purchase page.

Failure to comply with these terms of use is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license.

All files are non-editable PDFs. They are non-editable to protect the images that are copyrighted and purchased through licenses. Thanks for understanding!

© Bethany Lau 

All Rights Reserved.

Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 days
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up