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Acquired vs. Inherited Traits Ms. Wells, Life Science
Characteristics = Traits <ul><li>You are a unique individual </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics (eye color, basketball skil...
Inherited Traits <ul><li>Received from your biological parents </li></ul><ul><li>Heredity = passing of genes from parents ...
Acquired Traits <ul><li>Developed during life (not born with it) </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things y...
Acquired traits end with you! <ul><li>CANNOT pass on acquired traits to offspring </li></ul><ul><li>NOT in DNA/genes! </li...
Inherited traits & Sex <ul><li>Sexual Reproduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Half of genes from mother (egg) </li></ul></ul><u...
Some traits are both! <ul><li>Skin color is a combination trait </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inherited  part: Receive genes for s...
 
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  1. 1. Acquired vs. Inherited Traits Ms. Wells, Life Science
  2. 2. Characteristics = Traits <ul><li>You are a unique individual </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics (eye color, basketball skills, height, blood type, etc.) about you are called traits </li></ul>
  3. 3. Inherited Traits <ul><li>Received from your biological parents </li></ul><ul><li>Heredity = passing of genes from parents to offspring </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: natural eye color, hair color, height, blood type </li></ul>
  4. 4. Acquired Traits <ul><li>Developed during life (not born with it) </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things you learned (riding a bike, reading, writing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that happened to you (short hair, cut-off finger) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Acquired traits end with you! <ul><li>CANNOT pass on acquired traits to offspring </li></ul><ul><li>NOT in DNA/genes! </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Your kids won’t be born with a missing arm if you cut off your arm first! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Inherited traits & Sex <ul><li>Sexual Reproduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Half of genes from mother (egg) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Half of genes from father (sperm) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Some traits are both! <ul><li>Skin color is a combination trait </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inherited part: Receive genes for skin color from parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquired part: Amount of time in the sun determines level of tan </li></ul></ul>
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