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JSS3: BASIC SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Family Traits | Week 1
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  2. Environmental Hazards I - Soil Erosion | Week 2
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  3. Environmental Hazards I - Flooding | Week 3
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  4. Environmental Hazards II - Bush Burning | Week 4
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  5. Environmental Hazards II - Deforestation | Week 5
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  6. Environmental Hazards III - Desertification | Week 6
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  7. Environmental Hazards III - Description of the Ozone Layer and its Location in the Atmosphere | Week 7
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  8. Drug and Substance Abuse | Week 8
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  9. Resources from Living Things | Week 9
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  10. Resources from Non-Living Things | Week 10
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What are Family Traits?

These are transmittable characteristics that are passed from one generation to the other.

Examples of transmittable characteristics, in human beings, are skin colour, height, blood group, body form, the shape of the nose, etc.

Offsprings may possess similar traits from both parents, or have different traits. Examples of different traits are when both parents are light-skinned, but the children are dark-skinned.

Examples oftransmittable characteristics, in plants, are the height of plants, types of seeds, colour of leaves and flower, size of fruits, etc. 

Other examples of transmittable/inheritable characteristics, in humans, are intelligence, albinism, baldness, tongue rolling, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, etc.

Albino
Girl with Albinism.

Albinism is a group of inherited disorders, where there is little or no production of the pigment, melanin. The type and amount of melanin, your body produces, determines the color of your skin, hair, and eyes.

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