HS-LS4-1: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on a conceptual understanding of the role each line of evidence has relating to common ancestry and biological evolution. Examples of evidence could include similarities in DNA sequences, anatomical structures, and order of appearance of structures in embryological development.

Assessment Boundary: none




Assessments


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Biological evolution
Common ancestry
Empirical evidence
 - DNA sequences
 - Amino acid sequences
 - Fossil record
 - Anatomical and embryological similarities
Patterns

Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence. (Patterns)


Resources


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