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Inherited Traits, Variation of Traits, and Mutations in a Third Grade Science Project

Inherited Traits, Variation of Traits, and Mutations in a Third Grade Science Project

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Stop avoiding teaching heredity and genetics.

Grab this NGSS Inherited Traits Project instead!

 

Your students will LOVE discovering variations of traits and mutations with this hands-on tiger project!

 

STORY: Meet Morty the Tiger and his brand new baby sister, who was born with a special mutation (white stripes).

 

SCIENCE: Deep-dive into traits with definitions and examples in the animal and plant world.

 

PROJECT: Then play around with stripes, color, and size of the cubs and figure out what the parents must have looked like.

 

ART: Design and draw your tiger cub with directed drawing pages and prompts.

 

What's included?

-1 NGSS-aligned project

-3 Learning Pages

-2 Exit Tickets (animal and plants)

-Teacher Guide

-Student Guide

-Project Explanation

-Answer Keys

-Directed Drawing Pages

 

What standard is completed?

-NGSS 3-LS3-1

-Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

 

Hope you enjoy!

-Abbey Allen

Owner & Designer of ARTventurous Animals

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