What inherited Traits did you get from your parents?
This survey is a fun way to introduce the idea of inherited traits to your class. The students have fun discovering their own traits and sharing them with their classmates.
Have the class complete this in pairs. When they are finished give students a sticky note for each yes that they have. The students will then write their name on the sticky note and add them to the class bar graph. It becomes a great conversation piece about how we are all made up differently. Have the students take the survey home and do it with their parents. When they bring it back, have them share their findings. If neither of their parents have a trait that the student does, the conversation can then be, “Where did that trait come from? Grandparent? Great Grandparent?”