HS-LS4-4: Natural Selection Leads to Adaptation
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations. (Cause and Effect)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on using data to provide evidence for how specific biotic and abiotic differences in ecosystems (such as ranges of seasonal temperature, long-term climate change, acidity, light, geographic barriers, or evolution of other organisms) contribute to a change in gene frequency over time, leading to adaptation of populations.
Assessment Boundary: none
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- Abiotic (e.g. range of seasonal temperature, light, acidity, geographic barriers, long-term climate change)
- Biotic (e.g. evolution of other organisms, invasive species)
Cause and Effect
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