Farm to School’s Radish Lesson on Inherited Traits of Plants

Why do you look like your parents? Why do some animals look different than their parents? When you plant a seed, how do you know what the plant will look like?Students at Nantucket Public Schools pondered questions such as these while learning about inherited traits in plants, variation of traits and the affects of environmental factors on living things. Planting radishes was part of this engaging hands-on lesson! This lesson, developed and delivered by Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School program, echoes what students are already learning in class and are based on Massachusetts state standards for science

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