Inherited and Acquired Traits

Born with it or learned it?

What's the difference?!?

Well inherited traits are the traits that you are born with, and acquired traits are traits that you learn in your life. Inherited traits can be passed on through offspring but you cant pass on acquired traits.

Inherited Traits

Acquired Traits


Inherited traits- A trait that you receive from your parents. A trait an organism passes to its offspring.

Acquired traits- Are characteristics that are gained by an organism after birth as a result of external influences or its own activities that change its structure or function and cannot be inherited.