Grade: 3 - Life Science 1

3.LS.1
Analyze evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

I Can Statements Academic Vocabulary
I can analyze evidence showing that plants and animals have inherited traits from their parents.

I can analyze evidence showing variations of traits exist in a group of similar organisms.

Traits
Inherit
Evidence
Variation

Cross Cutting Concepts
Patterns
*Patterns can be used as evidence to support an explanation.

Stability and Change
*Change is measured as differences over time and may occur at different rates.

Science and Engineering Process Standards
SEPS 3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

SEPS 4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Looking Back Looking Ahead
Determine patterns and behavior (adaptations) of parents and offspring which help offspring to survive. (2.LS.1) Determine patterns and behavior (adaptations) of parents and offspring which help offspring to survive. (2.LS.1)

Observe, analyze, and interpret how offspring are very much, but not exactly, like their parents or one another. Describe how these differences in physical characteristics among individuals in a population may be advantageous for survival and reproduction. (4.LS.1)