This activity is a great introduction to the questions of genes and traits and where and how we get them. In the activity, students look at a list of traits in a traits chart. They determine which traits they have and put a check mark inside the appropriate column. The left column indicates dominant traits while the right represents recessive traits. Students enjoy sharing the different traits they have and comparing and contrasting with their peers. This activity introduces students to very important vocabulary: Gene, Trait, Dominant, Recessive, Variability, Asexual Reproduction, Sexual Reproduction. The activity concludes with standards-aligned follow-up comprehension and analyses questions.