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     Inheritance and Traits

    What is the origin of the traits of Wolf 44—a wolf that appears to be different from the rest of its pack?

    Students play the role of wildlife biologists working in Graystone National Park. They study two wolf packs and are challenged to figure out why Wolf 44, an adopted wolf, has certain traits. Students observe variation between and within different species, investigate inherited traits and those that result from the environment, and explain how Wolf 44 acquired certain traits.

    Chapter 1: Why are wolves different from each other even though they are all the same species?

    Students figure out: Even though all wolves are the same species, some wolves are different from others due to variation of traits within a species. This means that even though wolves can have similarities in their traits, there can also be variations in each trait. For example, wolves have different colors of fur: some wolves have a trait for gray fur, others have a trait for black fur.

    Distance Learning: Please view the slideshow and complete the reading and assignments for this lesson. Links are provided. I will be sending an email regarding the completed work. Thank you!

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    Week One (suggested time approximately 2-3  30 minute sessions)


    1.View the Slide Show/Slides.  Click on this link then enter the login info.   Slideshow/Slides  

    2. Complete the Pre-Unit Writing - See below P. 1-3  



    Pre-Unit P. 3 Pre-Unit P. 2




    3. Complete the Handbook of Traits Scavenger Hunt using the Handbook of Traits. (Use the link below)

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    Handbook of Traits -online link 


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    4. Complete Comparing Life Cycles  using the Handbook of Traits

    Comparing Life Cycles P.1



     Comparing Life Cycles P.2





Last Modified on March 22, 2020