ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Science (1)
Title: Inherited Traits: How Are Parents and Their Offspring Alike and Different?
Description: Students will begin the lesson by matching pictures of animal parents and offspring, then the teacher will allow students to describe how they were able to create matches. Next, the teacher will create a T-chart and allow students to share how dogs are similar in appearance in some ways but can also have different characteristics. Lastly, the students will create an illustration of a new animal using a "Trait Table" that includes characteristics of both parent animals. At the conclusion of the lesson, the students should be able to identify similarities and differences between offspring and their parents and other members of the same species. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.