Carolina Biological K-8 Curriculum – April 2024

High School

Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits


Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population. HS-LS3-3

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the use of mathematics to describe the probability of traits as it relates to genetic and environmental factors in the expression of traits.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include Hardy-Weinberg calculations.

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (HS-LS3-3)