# Odds of Being You: A Zoomonster from Planet Planktonia

Hard
Have you ever looked around and marvelled at how different one person is from another? We are all a result of the combined influence of our genes and our environment. Let's explore the probability of a baby's sex and the odds of getting certain phenotypes when crossing the two genotypes of the parents.

## Hypothesis

The hypothesis is that the probability of having a particular outcome for an event is called probability.

## Method & Materials

You will design your own zoomonster by performing 10 coin tosses, one for each of the traits described by the key. You will use the list of traits to draw your zoomonster. Then, you will calculate the probability of getting certain phenotypes with your zoomonster pairing by determining the genotypes of the two zoomonsters and making predictions about possible traits in the offspring using punnett squares.
You will need pennies, paper, and colored pencils.

## Results

The results of this experiment show that the probability of having a particular outcome for an event is called probability. The alleles each parent can donate to the offspring are in bold on the outside of the table. The possible genotypes of the offspring are in red in the center of the table.

## Why do this project?

This science project is unique because it allows students to explore the probability of a baby's sex and the odds of getting certain phenotypes when crossing the two genotypes of the parents.

## Also Consider

Variations of this experiment include exploring the probability of different traits, such as eye color, hair color, or height. Another variation is to explore the probability of different combinations of traits, such as two antennae and two eyespots.

## Full project details

You can find additional information and details for this science fair project here. Have fun exploring!