Inherited
Learned
Plants
Animals
People

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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.
What are some inherited traits of a butterfly?

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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.
What are the inherited differences between a rose and a daisy?

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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.
What are some differences between dogs and cats?

500

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