High School (SCI) Life Science Standards
[LS2] Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
SCI-HS.LS2.08 Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on: (1) distinguishing between group and individual behavior, (2) identifying evidence
supporting the outcomes of group behavior, and (3) developing logical and reasonable arguments based on
evidence. Examples of group behaviors could include flocking, schooling, herding, and cooperative behaviors
such as hunting, migrating, and swarming. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
-Group behavior has evolved because
membership can increase the chances of
survival for individuals and their genetic
Student Learning Targets:
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate 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).
... demonstrate 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.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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