Heredity & Variation: Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following best describes heredity?

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1. Which of the following is an example of variation?

2. Mutations are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are reasons for why things like eye color and hair color run in families. The questions on this worksheet and quiz will test you on some facts about genes, what we mean when we talk about mutations, and other important facts about heredity and variation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer questions that test you on:

  • What mutations are
  • How to choose an example of variation
  • Which definition best describes heredity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - be sure that you understand the most important facts from your reading, like what might cause variation in a population of frogs
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure that you can correctly define important terms like mutation and variation
  • Learning practice - use what you've learned to identify some true statements about genes

Additional Learning

Study the lesson called Heredity & Variation: Lesson for Kids if you'd like to find out more. This lesson will help you learn how to:

  • Describe what DNA does
  • Define trait
  • Explain what DNA is made of