In this activity, students will assume the identity of a bug. This particular bug has 7 pairs of chromosomes, 14 in all. Students will study how by knowing the phenotypes and genotypes of a parent you can predict the phenotypes and genotypes of a baby bug. The mission is to combine two parents genes and determine what traits will be passed onto your offspring. Students will cross genes through multiple generations in order to create generations of bugs with different characteristics. The activity is fun and engaging and hands-on! It will increase student excitement and engagement. which will deepen student understanding and retention. It is also rigorous and informational and aligned to 7th-grade science essential standards. It includes the application of important vocabulary: genes, alleles, genotype, phenotype, trait, heterozygous, homozygous.