Now it's your turn!
Choose one of the Mr Men and one Little Miss and draw what their offspring might look like!
Explain which characteristics they have inherited from each of their parents.
Inherited and environmental variation
The difference in our characteristics is called variation.
Some characteristics are passed on from parents to offspring. This is inherited variation.
Some of our characteristics are determined by how we live and the choices we make, for example what we eat and where we live. This is environmental variation.
Some characteristics can be both.
Can you decide which of the following characteristics are inherited, environmental or both?