High School (SCI) Life Science Standards
[LS4] Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
SCI-HS.LS4.03 Use mathematical models to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on analyzing shifts in numerical distribution of traits and using these shifts as evidence to support
explanations. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS4.B: Natural Selection
-The traits that positively affect survival are
more likely to be reproduced, and thus are
more common in the population.
-Adaptation also means that the distribution
of traits in a population can change when
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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