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Genetics - Inherited Traits

Created by:
Ralph Preall 
Garden Grove U.S.D. 


Purpose: Student will make a photo family tree going back a minimum of 3 generations, preferably 4 or 5. You will check various traits in family member.
                 Look around is anyone just like you? You and everyone else are unique. No two people are exactly alike, including identical twins. many of your traits are inherited. You are going to identify some of your genetic or inherited traits. You will then use this data to trace who in the family you are most alike.


Resources Needed: You will need to have as many family members as you can answer the questions on the various work sheets. Chart data and compare to your data. 
Click here to find out more about various traits.


Your Task: 

1. Take worksheets to family members and test for various traits. Record data. 
2. Ask for pictures. (photo copied or scanned pictures are ok ) 
3. Write a short analysis of dominate and recessive traits you found in your family. 
4. Make a family tree chart with as many pictures of family members as you can. Use these pictures to compare some physical traits.

Click here to find out more:
Deciding Between Maternal Inheritance and Autosomal  Modes of Inheritance
Genetic Inheritance of Behavioral Traits
Genetics: You Are Unique
Genes, Chromosomes and Inheritance
Human Genetics

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Last Updated 
August 16, 2000