HS-LS2-8: Social Interactions and Group Behavior

Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce. 

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on: (1) distinguishing between group and individual behavior, (2) identifying evidence supporting the outcomes of group behavior, and (3) developing logical and reasonable arguments based on evidence. Examples of group behaviors could include flocking, schooling, herding, and cooperative behaviors such as hunting, migrating, and swarming.

Assessment Boundary: none


Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect



Assessments


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Individual behavior
Group behavior (e.g. flocking, schooling, cooperative hunting, migrating, swarming)
Survival and reproduction
 - Individuals
 - Species
Cause and Effect

Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce. (Cause and Effect)


Learning Plans


*Next Generation Science Standards is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.  Visit the official NGSS website.