Grade: 4 - Life Science 1

4.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.

I Can Statements Academic Vocabulary
* I can describe how offspring are very much, but not exactly, like their parents or one another.
* I can explain how characteristics among individuals in a population may be advantageous for survival.
* I can explain how characteristics among individuals in a population may be advantageous for reproduction.

Trait
Inherited traits
Learned traits
Adaptation
Advantage
Structure
Function

Cross Cutting Concepts
Structure and Function Patterns
Looking Back Looking Ahead
* Analyze evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms. (3.LS.1) * Examine traits of individuals within a species that may give them an advantage or disadvantage to survive and reproduce in stable or changing environment. (8.LS.9)