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Evolution and Inheritance

 

We are studying the topic of Evolution and Inheritance. We have been examining Fossils and know that they provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. Fossils are the remains of living things which are found in sedimentary rocks. These rocks form in layers so animals and plants can get trapped between the layers. 

We examined Fossils and focused on the shapes and markings, we used magnifying glasses to look in closer detail.

Living things and their offspring

 

We now know that Inheritance is when something is passed on to the next generation. Offspring are not identical to their parents and species change over time. Some characteristics are inherited other differences are new in the offspring. We looked closely at inherited characteristics such as eye or hair colour and those caused by the environment and a combination of both.

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