Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How Do Genetics Work?

I was sick on Friday, May 19th. I was doing catch up work for science, and my mom was helping me. Science has never been my best subject, but my mom loves science and was helping me. It was pretty easy for her. I was thinking about the huge difference between us, and I also thought about how my dad is really good at sports, and I have never been good at any sport. I also thought about how I have red hair, and neither of my parents do. My mom's grandma and my dad's grandpa have red hair. How does this work? Why do some genetics, like the way our smile is compared to our parents, you have, but some genetics don't get passed down to you? It is an interesting question.

1 comment:

  1. Totally dig this, Jamie -- especially the fact that it seems like red hair skipped a generation and went from your grandparents straight to you! How did it miss your mom and dad?!

    This is a great example of a "What I'm Wondering" post -- so make sure that you label it that way.

    Also, be sure that you go and find an answer to it, now. Remember that wonder questions become REALLY powerful when we go and find an answer for them. Maybe that can be a future post.

    Rock on,
    Mr. F