A discussion about the similarities and differences between twins. We are introduced to some twins who do not look the same. They discuss their similarities - their eye shape, nose shape and their smile. They then discuss the differences between them - hair colour and type, eye colour and hand size. The twins show us photographs of their family and discuss who they think they most look like.

This clip is from:
KS1 Science Clips, Variation
First broadcast:
24 September 2007

This clip can be used as an example of how twins can look the same or different. It models clearly how we gain different aspects of our looks from different family members. This clip would be great to show a class if you do not have identical or non identical twins in school. A discussion could follow as to which of our features we have inherited from our mother, father or further back in the family (grandparents).