Create individual bracelets based on each student's inherited traits. This activity goes great with lessons on genes. You can adapt this to many different grade levels by taking away or adding more questions. The students answer questions like "What color is your hair?", "Do you have a cleft chin?", "Do you have freckles?" For each question, they pick beads and string them on the bracelet. When finished, each bracelet looks different, and the kids love comparing them!
**You will need to purchase a bead kit and jewelry. I found both at Walmart for under $15 total. I think there are enough beads to last me for 2 or 3 years.**
Science Traits Bracelet
by Melinda Bohrmann
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