3rd Grade (SCI) Science Standards [LS3] Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
SCI-03.LS3.02 Use evidence to support the explanation that the expression of traits can
be influenced by the environment.
Clarification Statement: Examples of the environment affecting a trait could include normally tall plants grown with insufficient
water are stunted. A person born healthy based on their genetics could suffer from the exposure to toxic
chemicals Disciplinary Core Ideas Other characteristics result from individuals’
interactions with the environment, which can
range from diet to learning. Many
characteristics involve both inheritance and
Environmental factors such as toxins may
affect the traits that an organism develops
Student Learning Targets:
I can use evidence to support that traits can be influenced by the environment.
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Students will identify traits influenced by the environment using 2 or more pieces of evidence ...
... 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).
indicates the correct answer; provides no correct evidence.
... 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).
indicate the correct answer; supports this conclusion using only 1 piece of correct evidence.
“The Standard.” ... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
indicate the correct answer; supports this conclusion by observing the data and uses 2 or more pieces of correct evidence.
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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