|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.
|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)|