HS-LS3-2: Inheritable Genetic Vartiation

Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on using data to support arguments for the way variation occurs.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the phases of meiosis or the biochemical mechanism of specific steps in the process.


Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect



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


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Vocabulary

Genetic variation
Meiosis
Mutations
 - DNA replication
 - Environmental
Inheritance
Cause and Effect


Learning Plans


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