Students will learn that some likenesses between parents and offspring are inherited, passed from generation to generation, such as eye color in humans or shapes of leaves in plants. Other likenesses are learned, such as table manners, reading a book, and seals balancing balls on their noses.
Students easily identify learned behaviors, such as table manners, reading and speaking, and teaching their dog tricks. Other learned characteristics can come through interaction within the environment.
What characteristics do organisms inherit from their parents?