HS-LS1-4: Cellular Division and Differentiation

Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms. (Systems and System Models)

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include specific gene control mechanisms or rote memorization of the steps of mitosis.


Science Practices
Developing and Using Models

Crosscutting Concepts
Systems and System Models



Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Growth
Fertilized egg
Cellular division (mitosis)
Chromosomes
Parent and daughter cells
Gene expression
Differentiation
Multi-cellular organism
System models


Learning Plans


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