Thank you to Teachers are Terrific for hosting this fun science link up! Be sure to head on over to see what everyone is doing in their science classes this week:
This past week we have been studying genetics! First, we did a fingerprint lab. We all captured our fingerprints on tape after rubbing them in pencil scribbling.This was a great active way to show we were are all unique!
Our second genetics lab focused on traits we inherited from our parents. As homeschoolers of my own biological children this lab works really well. If doing this with a group of other kids, I would definitely use clip art and/or images of other people to be respectful of the many different types of families. We looked at seven different traits, such as the ones shown below:
I am really loving the science book we have been using, so I thought I would mention it. It's just right for my first and third grader:
R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey (Life)
Thanks again for the link up! I can't wait to read all the posts.