MS-LS4-4: Natural Selection
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. (Cause and Effect)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on using simple probability statements and proportional reasoning to construct explanations.
Assessment Boundary: none
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Cause and Effect
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