High School (SCI) Life Science Standards
[LS3] Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
SCI-HS.LS3.02 Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations result from various factors.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication,
and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors. Emphasis is also on using data to support arguments
for the way variation occurs Disciplinary Core Ideas LS3.B: Variation of Traits
-Sexual reproduction (meiosis) creates
variation through crossing over and
independent assortment. Mutations may occur
during DNA replication resulting in genetic
variation or due to environmental factors.
The variation and distribution of traits
observed depends on both genetic and
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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