This 18 page document has two parts; a 9 page booklet for students and a 9 page answer key for teachers. It is specifically aligned with the new Essential Standards for the science curriculum. It's main use is for fifth grade classrooms, but can be adapted since the blocks allow for students and teachers to go in-depth as much or as little as they would like.
The purpose of this booklet is to allow students and teachers to take notes in a structured and organized way. Students could take notes from a textbook, research, or teacher directed notes using the provided answer key. It is a great resource for students to use as a study guide for test and quizzes as well as state tests at the end of the year.
Page two lists overarching questions that come from the fifth grade essential standards for genetics. The following pages cover heredity, inherited traits, learned behaviors, biological evolution (very basic about how organisms adapt over time or their life cycle changes), comparing organisms within the same habitat and their features, and key content vocabulary terms.
Please be on the look out for other student booklets that will cover the other fifth grade science Essential Standards.