Inherited Learned Plants Animals People

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What is an inherited trait?
A characteristic or instinct that is passed down from parent to offspring

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What is a learned trait?
Something that is influence by the environment or because of experience.

100

What are some inherited traits of a cactus?
A cactus is born with spines for leaves and fleshy stems to survive their desert ecosystem.

100

What are some inherited traits of a butterfly?
Caterpillars instinctively know to eat plants and hang on during the chrysalises stage. Butterflies also know when they emerge from their chrysalises to dry their wings by flapping them. Butterflies also migrate.

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What are inherited traits for people?
Eye color and hair color are inherited traits.

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What is the difference between an inherited trait and a learned trait.
An inherited trait is passed down through parent to offspring, or through heredity. A learned trait is acquired through practice or experience.

200

Are learned behaviors inherited?
Learned behaviors are not passed from a parent's genes to the offspring.

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What are the inherited differences between a rose and a daisy?
Color of flowers, shape of flowers, leaf structure, height, and position of leaves on the stem are inherited differences between a rose and a daisy.

200

Are offspring of duck able to swim?
Offspring of duck are able to swim.

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Why do people want to change inherited traits?
People are influenced by their environment. If straight hair is in - people with curly hair may want to straighten it.

300

Can a trait show up on another person in future generations of the same family?
In Roberto's family someone had red hair.

300

Is fishing by the water a learned behavior or inherited trait for a heron?
A heron shows an inherited trait by fishing near the water, not a learned behavior.

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Do plants show learned behavior?
Trees leaning because of wind patterns is one example of how plants show learned behavior.

300

Can animals have mannerisms?
People can see all kinds of mannerisms in their pets, like their dog smiling at them or twirling when they want to "go".

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Are people born knowing how to play a musical instrument?
Most people have to learn how to play an instrument and practice to become good at it.

400

Can an inherited trait be enhanced with practice?
Practice influences learned traits more than inherited traits.

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Can you train a pet? What kind of trait is it?
Training a pet is possible. This is a learned behavior.

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Is growning toward the sun an inherited or learned trait?
Growing toward the sun is an inherited trait for most plants.

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Is a mother bird protecting her nest a learned or inherited trait?
A mother bird protecting her nest is an instinct or inherited trait. (Also known as being territorial)

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Are athletes born with the ability to compete, or do they have to practice?
Some people are born with traits that make them great athletes, but they have to practice to learn certain skills.

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Can the environment influence inherited traits?
The environment doesn't influence inherited traits.

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What factors can influence learned behavior?
Environment, experiences, nutrition, and peers are factors that influence learned behaviors.

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Can inherited traits of plants be disappear?
If a plant does not live long enough to reproduce, its traits will not be passed on to the next generation.

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What are some differences between dogs and cats?
Dogs and cats are different in many ways - dogs tend to be taller, more social, and more active in their adult stages. Cats tend to be smaller, more independent, and sleep a major portion of the time when aduls.

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Can you read a book or talk without being taught?
Language has to be learned. Babies communicate with cries but need to learn to talk and read.

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