You will love this no prep ready to go unit on Heredity. This resource is aligned with the NGSS standards for 3rd grade 3-LS3-1, 3-LS3-2 and 3-LS4-2
This resource addresses the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas of Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits and Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity.
These three standards are fully addressed through this resource. This is a great introduction to genetics and heredity.
3-LS3-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
3-LS4-2.Use evidence to construct an explanation for how
the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
This resource is also aligned with Utah Core 5th Grade Standard 5
Students will understand that traits are passed from the parent organisms to their offspring, and that sometimes the offspring may possess variations of these traits that may help or hinder survival in a given environment.
This resource includes a slide show, response pages, task cards, sorting cards and answer keys. This is a no prep resource that is ready to print and use.
Science Concepts Addressed Include:
Supporting Claims with Evidence
Making arguments from Evidence
Science and engineering practices used by students include:
Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations for science
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
This resource is also available for purchase in a huge bundle at 20% off 3rd Grade Science Lesson Bundle
Also available for purchase within
3rd Grade Complete Life Science Unit
Please see my other resources for third grade
Third Grade Close Read and Lab: Why do some animals live in groups? 3-LS2-1
Third Grade Objects In Motion 3-PS2-2
Desert Habitat Close Read With Interactive Notebook Flaps