What is inheritance?

What is inheritance?
Publication Date: October, 2007
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource is a BBC Bitesize resource that explains, with examples, the terms associated with the subject of genetic inheritance.

The resource covers the terms: inheritance, phenotype, genotype, dominant, recessive, gametes, and alleles. They also detail the process of sex determination.

The information is concise and is a good introduction or revision for students. It includes a podcast from the Naked Scientist describing how genes are passed from parents to offspring.

The students can also do a quiz at the end to test their understanding.

Additional Information

BBC Bitesize is a educational resource produced by the BBC to support the UK curriculum. It provides online resources (content summaries, interactives, games, videos, podcasts, quizzes) for all levels of schooling.

This page hasn’t been updated for a while and has been left online for reference purposes.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next... > ACSSU184
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences