Science 10

Making babies

The babies name is Junior he has dark blue eyes, a cleft chin, curly black hair, he is dark skinned, and has a regular nose. These traits were given by his parents because they had a lot of these traits.

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3. Answer the following questions:

a. How does the coin flip relate to the probability of inheriting genetic conditions?

Its 50/50 like how the the genes are 50/50 between parents

b. How does this simulation accurately represent or not represent real life?

It accurately represents the chances of getting each gene. It shows the chance of getting different traits on a baby which represents how a baby might be in real life off dominant genes.

c. Did you identify any prejudices you might have about what traits you find “desirable”? Where do you think these prejudices come from?

I had prejudices as I did not like the very pointy chin with square head. I think these prejudices come from our idea of normal and/or what looks good




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