SCI-03.LS4.03

Life Science Logo3rd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[LS4] Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

SCI-03.LS4.03 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

Clarification Statement: Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Adaptation for any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can give an argument, with evidence, that in a certain habitat some living organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

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).
  • choose an organism that can survive well, survive less well, and cannot survive at all in a particular habitat.
  • have limited ability to choose an organism for each category. (Chooses correct organism for each, but cannot provide evidence.)
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).
  • construct an argument with partial evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 
  • choose an organism for each category and defend, with partial accuracy, how that organism is fit or unfit to survive for that particular habitat.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • construct an argument with solid evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 
  • choose an organism for each category and defend, with solid evidence, how that organism is fit or unfit to survive for that particular habitat.
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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  • list

Websites

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