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Third-grade students learn about traits and how their combinations makes us unique.
After reading this article, I feel as if I could teach a lesson on traits right away. There were many examples of how to explain the different kind of traits and who has the different traits. Not only does the teacher do a great job of explaining what a trait is and the idea that not all people have the same traits, but she also gets the students excited to learn about what traits they do have. This article also touches on the standards and how to make sure to connect the activities and standards.
Erin Keefe (Hopkinton, MA)
I felt, after reading this article, it was very helpful when planning my lesson about inheritance and heredity. After reading the article it connects the classroom activities to the Next Generation Science Standards. The article gives activities that allow the students to compare their own characteristics with other students and which are dominant or recessive. There is also a figure that shows traits to students with pictures that can help them understand what some traits they might have are. The article goes into detail about inherited traits, traits the students got from their parents. This article overall was very helpful in planning my lesson as well as giving me ideas for future lessons.
Jocelynn (Raymond, NH)
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