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For many teachers of life science, one of the favorite parts of the curriculum is the unit on heredity. Students love to discover how and from whom they’ve inherited certain traits such as tongue rolling, earlobe shape, and dimples. In this fun and easy investigation, students will perform a simulation of the inheritance of skin pigment and create a visual representation using inexpensive materials. This lesson actively engages students in the development of analytical and investigative skills. Additionally, it promotes the intrinsic pleasure of discovery and understanding.