• I can define genes. 
    I can identify that each gene carries a single unit of information. 
    I can identify that one or more genes determine inherited traits. 
    I can interpret the inherited traits of an organism. 
    I can tell the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction. 
    I can explain that all the genes come from one parent in asexual reproduction.
    I can identify that sex cells have half of a parent’s total genetic information. 
    I can explain that half the genes come from one parent, and half the genes come from the other parent in sexual reproduction. 
    I can identify environmental influences. 
    I can tell the difference between an inherited and an acquired trait.
    I can tell the difference between instinctive and learned behavioral characteristics.
    I can define selective breeding.
    I can describe examples of selective breeding (new varieties of cultivated plants and domesticated animals).