This task is meant to test the Performance Expectation of 3-LS3-1.
Students understand that some – but not all traits are inherited from parent to offspring.
Part 1: Students apply their understanding of the words traits and vary to identify which alien traits are all the same, and which traits can vary dependent on parents/inheritance.
Part 2: Students record data of alien traits from pictures, then describe in writing which parent the offspring inherited different traits from.
Part 3: Students are given scenarios showing parents and offspring of aliens with different traits. Students explain which offspring is the result of the parents.
Part 4: Students then create their own version where two parents are given, and they have to draw a logical offspring with mentioned traits.