The Standards

High School

Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

 

 

Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors. HS-LS3-2

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on using data to support arguments for the way variation occurs.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the phases of meiosis or the biochemical mechanism of specific steps in the process.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the phases of meiosis or the biochemical mechanism of specific steps in the process.

Common Core State Standards Connections

ELA/Literacy
  • RST.11-12.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account. (HS-LS3-2)
  • WHST.9-12.1 - Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. (HS-LS3-2)
Mathematics
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (HS-LS3-2)

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