Heredity and Genetics Science Writing Prompts


Incorporate a little bit of writing into your science classroom with these engaging printable and digital science writing prompts! This informational writing activity will help your students show what they know about heredity and genetics and is perfect for science centers!


What’s covered:

  • Inherited Traits
  • Learned Behavior
  • Genes
  • Recessive and Dominant
  • Environmental Effect on Traits

How to use:

  • Ticket-out-the-door
  • Morning Work
  • Small groups
  • Homework
  • Science centers
  • Whole class activities
  • Partner activities
  • Early finisher activities
  • and so much more!


What’s included:

  • 22 prompts
  • Printable versions – half-page and full-page
  • Digital version (Google Slides)
  • Editable version (Google and PDF)
  • Answer Key
  • Rubric (premade and editable version)
  • Student Checklist along the side of the prompts


Help your students show what they know about heredity and genetics! This critical thinking activity makes a great mini-assessment.



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