Genetic and Environmental Factors Influencing Growth

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6th - 8th
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In this unit, students will learn that the growth of organisms and survival of populations is due to both genetic and environmental factors. Genetic and environmental factors play a role in the successful reproduction and growth of organisms. Students will make a scientific argument based on evidence to support the idea that both genetic and environmental factors affect growth and reproduction. 

This resource is aligned with the following standard:


Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. 

This resource includes:

  • An informative slide show
  • Strategic notetaking guide
  • Three scenario pages
  • Follow-up pages
  • Making an argument from evidence
  • A quiz

Students will read facts about three different species and determine the genetic and environmental factors that affect reproduction, growth, and survival.

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Total Pages
36 slides and pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. Examples of local environmental conditions could include availability of food, light, space, and water. Examples of genetic factors could include large breed cattle and species of grass affecting growth of organisms. Examples of evidence could include drought decreasing plant growth, fertilizer increasing plant growth, different varieties of plant seeds growing at different rates in different conditions, and fish growing larger in large ponds than they do in small ponds. Assessment does not include genetic mechanisms, gene regulation, or biochemical processes.


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