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. 

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on using simple probability statements and proportional reasoning to construct explanations.

Assessment Boundary: none


Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS4.B: Natural Selection

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect



Assessments


Phenomena

 

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Vocabulary

Natural selection
Traits
Organism
Population
Genetic variation
Survival
Reproduction
Environment
Cause and Effect

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)


Learning Plans


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