Inherited or Learned is a power point presentation that introduces students to the concept of inherited and learned physical and behavioral traits. The power point provides information that explains the difference between an instinct, inherited behavior, and a learned behavior.
This is a great way to introduce vocabulary including chromosomes, genes, dominant trait, recessive trait, and DNA. An introduction to Punnett squares and the probability of certain traits is included.
Graphics from: www.mycutegraphics.com and photos of animals adds interest to the power point, and helps students to remember the information presented.
My fifth grade students found this to be a very high interest activity.
It can be used with the student worksheets for an interactive fill in activity to increase on task behavior.