The activities contained in this site are in alignment with the following California State Standards for Seventh Grade Science:

2b. Students know that sexual reproduction produces offspring that inherit half their genes from each parent. During fertilization, the egg and sperm cells combine their single sets of chromosomes to form a zygote containing two sets oaf chromosomes for a species.

2d. Students know that plant and animal cells contain thousands of different genes and have two copies of every gene. The two copies (alleles) of a gene may or may not be identical, and one may be dominant in determining the phenotype while the other is recessive.

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