Transcript 1. Dominant Trait
th 8 Grade Science Unit 5: Heredity and the Environment: Traits and Genetics Lesson 1: Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors Vocabulary of Instruction 1. Dominant Trait A genetic trait that an organism has if the dominant gene for that trait is present. It is shown on the outside of the organism and is represented by capital letters (AA, BB, CC). 2. Inherited Trait A specific trait or characteristic that was received through heredity from of an organism’s parents. 3. Interaction The quality, state or process of two or more objects or organisms acting on each other. 4. Learned Behavior A behavior that an animal has been taught or has learned from experience. The behavior can also be conditioned. The Ducks learned to follow their mom. The Dog learned to ride the bike 5. Recessive Trait An inherited trait that is not expressed or shown physically in the offspring. It is represented by lower case letters (aa, bb, cc).