S5L2. Students will recognize that offspring can resemble parents in inherited traits and learned behaviors.

a. Compare and contrast the characteristics of learned behaviors and of inherited traits.

b. Discuss what a gene is and the role genes play in the transfer of traits.

Teacher note: Be sensitive to this topic since biological parents may be unavailable.


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