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Lesson 1

What is Heredity

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Name some inherited traits/characteristics that people have. attached earlobes, hitchhiker's thumb, rolling your tongue, shape of your nose, eyes, lips
What are traits? characteristics that you receive from your parents
What type of species are people? human
What makes us from the same species? We can only reproduce with other humans
What are genes? they carry instructions for how a living thing will grow and develop
Where do you get your genes? Half from your mother and half from you father
What are some things you have learned to do since you were a baby? walk, talk, ride a bike
Where did your parents get their traits from? Their parents
What is nurture? Everything in your life... where you live, the people around you, the activities your do.
What is heredity? the process by which traits are passed from parent to offspring
Created by: hopewell