SCI-03.LS4.02 Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in
characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide
advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
Clarification Statement: Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may
be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other
animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring. Disciplinary Core Ideas Sometimes the differences in characteristics
between individuals of the same species
provide advantages in surviving, finding
mates, and reproducing
Student Learning Targets:
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student ...
... 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).
... 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).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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