This small group card game allows children to practice distinguishing between learned behaviors and inherited traits. The game is played a little like Gin Rummy. The students pick up and discard cards describing traits or behaviors of living things until they have a collected a set of 5 learned behaviors or 5 inherited traits.
Although this activity is designed to be played as a card game for 3-5 children, the cards could also be used as a sorting center or as task cards.
This activity is designed to align with the 5th Grade Georgia Performance Standards for science.