Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Plants and animals often resemble their parents.
Variations exist within a group of the same kind of organism.
Traits such as eye color in human beings or fruit/flower color in plants are inherited.
Record the observable characteristics of plants and animals to determine the similarities and differences between parents and their offspring.
Describe similarities and differences in observable traits between parents and offspring.
Organisms have predictable characteristics at different stages of development.
Determine the characteristic changes that occur during the life cycle of plants and animals by examining a variety of species, and distinguish between growth and development.
Variations exist among organisms of the same generation (e.g., siblings) and of different generations (e.g., parent to offspring).
Explain how knowledge of inherited variations within and between generations is applied to farming and animal breeding.
Distinguish between inherited and acquired traits/characteristics.