Can I ask a few questions to try to establish a baseline?
1. Do you think that more offspring are produced than are able to survive to maturity and reproduce?
2. Do you think that offspring resemble their parents, but have genetic variation that makes them unique?
3. Do you think that an offspring with a trait that helps them survive (collecting food, defending/escaping from predators, surviving the environment, or attracting a mate) will be more likely to reproduce and have offspring of its own?