High School (SCI) Life Science Standards
[LS4] Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
SCI-HS.LS4.06 Design and revise a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on designing solutions for a proposed problem related to threatened or endangered
species, or to genetic variation of organisms for multiple species. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS4.C: Adaptation
-Changes in the physical environment lead to
changes in species diversity and distribution.
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
-Human activity has adverse impacts on biodiversity
through overpopulation, overexploitation, habitat
destruction, pollution, introduction of invasive
species, and climate change.
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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