SCI-01.LS3.01

Life Science Logo1st Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[LS3] Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

SCI-01.LS3.01 Construct an evidence-based account, through observation, that young plants and animals are alike, but not exactly like, their parents.

Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include features plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits -Young animals are very much, but not exactly like, their parents. Plants also are very much, but not exactly, like their parents.
LS3.B: Variation of Traits -Individuals of the same kind of plant or animal are recognizable as similar but can also vary in many ways.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare and contrast plants and animals with their parents.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can describe similarities and differences between parents and their young.
  • I can describe the life cycle of an animal and a plant.

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
  • compare and contrast plants and animals with their parents. I can describe similarities and differences between parents and their young. I can describe the life cycle of an animal and a plant.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Resources

Vocabulary

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Websites

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