This is a short video that helps explain the words traits and alleles. It is a cute cartoon with short, easy explanations. Things I learned: 1. Traits are characteristics or features that can be passed from one generation to another. 2. Alleles are different forms of the same trait. 3. A recessive trait only shows if a person has two recessive genes.
This website is really helpful. It is easy to understand and even spells out how to say some of the difficult vocabulary words. There are pictures and cartoons to help you understand the text on the site. Things I learned: 1. People who study genes are called geneticists. 2. We get one half of our DNA from our mom and the other from our dad. DNA comes in pairs. 3. Gregor Mendel figured out how human traits are inherited by studying peas.
This is a good website to learn from because it has a list of interesting facts about DNA. There is a picture and some information about Gregor Mendel. The words are easy to understand. Things I learned: 1. Chromosomes are tiny structures in our cells. They are made of DNA and protein. 2. Only 1% of our DNA determines what makes us different! 3. DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid.
This website also has a cool list of fun facts about DNA. It also has a video you can watch that explains heredity. I like the way this site explains DNA in a fun way that is easy to understand. 1. DNA looks like a twisted ladder that is called a double helix. 2. Dominant genes are the strongest genes. If you have one of those it is what will show itself. 3. Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest combination of genes.