This activity can be used as an introduction or a review, or both! The main idea is for the students to determine which traits in a plant are either inherited or are caused by an outside force using picture cards and a sort map.
I’ve included two types of sorts: traits that are inherited, and traits that are NOT inherited. The Inherited traits sort map is broken up further into three groups to identify some of the different types of inherited traits. The NOT Inherited sort map breaks the traits up into 3 categories: changes from humans, animals and nature.
To help you differentiate, I’ve included an on level set of NOT Inherited, and an advanced level set, so you have three sets of sorts included in this lesson. And, of course, lesson plans and teacher keys are included. My kids have fun with this one, hope yours do too!
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