ABSTRACT

Students focus on Inheritance of Traits by exploring the similarities and differences between young animals and their parents. Students learned that some young animals look similar to, but not exactly like, their parents. As the youngsters grow, they become more and more like their parents. Students begin to wonder how other young animals are similar to or different from their parents. They may also have questions about how a young animal’s special body features can help it survive. They feel free to record these new thoughts in their Wonder Journals. Providing students with copies of each data table as soon as possible after the class compiles it will allow each child to keep a record of the investigation in his or her Wonder Journal.