Unit 7 Science Vocabulary, Traits

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inherited trait
something passed from parent to offspring or children
learned behavior
a skill or behavior that is taught or obtained from experience
characteristics
a physical feature such as size, shape, taste, color, etc.
instinct
a behavior an animal is born knowing how to do; not taught
generation
a group of people living at about the same time; from birth to parenthood
offspring
the children or new organism as a result of reproduction
heredity
the passing of characteristics from parent to offspring
similar
alike; resembling; having the same or some characteristics in common.
mannerisms
a habit or way of doing something
behavior
how an organism acts