3+ (Ages 8+)
40 minutes per lab
Unit Essential Question(s)
- How do living organisms pass on traits?
The following concepts will be covered throughout this Unit:
- How parents share traits with their offspring.
- How inheriting different traits creates variation in species
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Unit Standards will be addressed in every Lab within the Unit.
Next Generation Science Standards (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.
How Standard is Achieved: In this Unit, students will build several variations of the Bunny Traits build to observe how traits make bunnies different. Students will track data about traits in a Data Collection Sheet. Students will choose which traits from the parent bunnies will be inherited by baby bunnies. Students will see how inheriting different traits creates diversity in organisms by comparing their baby bunnies and their data with the class.