High School (SCI) Life Science Standards
[LS3] Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
SCI-HS.LS3.01 Construct an explanation to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis should be on traits including completely dominant, codominant, incompletely dominant, and sexlinked
traits. Examples can include pedigrees, karyotypes, genetic disorders, Punnett squares, dihybrid
crosses Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.A: Structure and Function
-All cells contain genetic information in the
form of DNA molecules. Genes are regions in
the DNA that contain the instructions that
code for the formation of proteins.
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
-DNA make up genes that are sections on
chromosomes which are the instructions for
forming individual characteristics (traits). All
cells of an organism have the same genetic
content. Gene expression is regulated in
Student Learning Targets:
I can identify the stages of Meiosis
I can identify and know what homologous chromosome are
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can match homologues and produce a karyotype.
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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