Traits and Heredity

From the: Investigating the Human Body Series

This video explores the mystery of why the traits of some offspring resemble their parents and others do not. The concept of heredity is discussed, as is the process by which genetic material is passed on from one generation to the next. Some of the key breakthroughs in the field of genetics are also highlighted. Through colorful animations and vivid footage, students are exposed to the key concepts concerning the inheritance of characteristics. Other terminology includes: trait, chromosome, gene, Gregor Mendel, dominance, recessiveness, and DNA.

Ver en Español - Rasgos y herencia 

"After watching this brief but thorough look at the field of genetics, kids will see their acquired traits in a whole new way. Recommended." - Video Librarian November/December 2006

Aud: I, J. (E Gieschen)
Video Librarian
November/December 2006

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Sample Video: What is Heredity?


DVD and 25-page Teacher’s Guide. DVD Features include subtitles, chapter index, labeled slides, glossary, and an iMovie project.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC125DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592341511
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Digital Bundle

License Details
Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC125Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343980
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