Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Investigating Variation

In this worksheet, students will be helped to explore different characteristics of human beings - in other words to see the extent to which we vary from each other.

'Investigating Variation' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Evolution and Inheritance

Curriculum subtopic:   Offspring and Variation

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Variation is how similar or different living things are from each other. For example: in a class of students, some may be tall or short and have different coloured eyes, skin, hair. These are generally inherited characteristics (unless you've been having fun with hair dyes!), whilst other variations are the cause of your environment - for example: your skin colour might be inherited or it might be temporarily different as you've just returned from a holiday in Spain!

 

This worksheet looks at different aspects of variation and how we might be able to measure them to see how they vary within a group of people.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Try an activity or get started for free

  • educational
  • bettfutures
  • cxa
  • pta
  • era2016
  • BDA award
  • Explore LearningTuition Partner
  • tacm