Inherited Traits in Plants

Inherited Traits in Plants
Inherited Traits in Plants
Inherited Traits in Plants
Inherited Traits in Plants
Inherited Traits in Plants
Inherited Traits in Plants
Inherited Traits in Plants
Inherited Traits in Plants
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In this activity, students learn about inherited traits by creating an offspring from the traits of two parent plants. The traits are chosen randomly from trait selection cards, and students draw the new flower based on the traits selected.

Note: This resource now includes metric measurements (for the plant stem) as well as customary measurements. Just choose which one works best for your students!

The traits on the selection cards are:
- color of petals
- color of center
- color and height of stem (choice of customary or metric measurements)
- color of leaves

This is a fun and meaningful activity for students to complete during your study of inherited traits. It can be adapted for several grade levels and completed at any time during the unit. This makes a great bulletin board display, as students are able to see all the flower variations at the same time. Students can also draw the plants in interactive notebooks. Students can share these in small groups or in front of the whole class and the different varieties could be discussed at that time.

This resource includes:
♥ teacher prep for activity- it's easy and quick!
♥ lesson plan for activity
♥ plant trait selection slips
♥ plant parent anchor chart
♥ examples of completed project

Students will need:
♥ rulers (for measuring stems- customary or metric)
♥ drawing supplies such as crayons, colored pencils, and markers. I used half sheets of 9 by 12 manilla paper (cut to 4 ½ by 6) but you could also use plain copy paper or notebook paper.
♥ access to the Parent 1 and Parent 2 anchor chart (included in the resource). I pull this page up on my computer and project it onto the screen. You can also print one copy in color and make sure students can easily see the page. Or, for those of you that are more artistic than me (I'm sure there are many!), draw your own Parent 1 and 2 on chart paper and label and identify the traits. Students will refer to this instead of the anchor chart I created.

Thank you!
-The Knitted Apple
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Total Pages
10 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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