NGSS:MS LS4-5 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
CCSS ELA RST.6-8.8 Key Ideas and Details
CCSS ELA WHST 6-8.8 Research to Buil & Present Knowledge
K-12 Framework and NGSS
This unit is an excellent transition between Heredity and Ecology in NGSS Life Science.
Contains multiple lessons covering the Next Generation Life Science Standard (MS LS4-5 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity) with a focus on the overarching questions: “How Can Humans Influence Traits?” and "Is Our Source of Information Credible?"
Unit can easily be adapted into Interactive Notebooks.
*CCSS and NGSS Standards Listed
*K-12 Framework and NGSS Evidence Statements
*Key Vocabulary/Overarching Questions for Unit and Lesson
*Natural vs Artificial Graphic Organizer
*Hybrid vs Crossbreed in plants and animals
*Hands-on-activity with selective breeding of plants
*Guided Highlighted/Critical Reading activity with cue, prior knowledge, vocal and answer key
*"How Mutations are Linked to Human Influence of Traits"
*"Genetic Testing" Jigsaw activity
*Informational text on Genetic Engineering and Gene Therapy
*Fun student activity to reinforce "Credible Sources"
*Writing activity with dynamic opener, clear instructions and rubric
Compressed file included: easy to print PDF and editable PowerPoint versions
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