Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Analyze how genotypic and phenotypic variation can result in adaptations that influence an organism’s success in an environment.
Examine human history by describing the progression from early hominids to modern humans.
apply the concept of natural selection as a central concept in illustrating evolution theory.
Analyze the evidence to support various theories of evolution (gradualism, punctuated equilibrium).
Explain how different patterns of inheritance affect population variability (i.e., multiple alleles, co-dominance, dominance, recessiveness, sex-influenced traits, and sex-linked traits).
Explain birth defects from the standpoint of embryological development and/or changes in genetic makeup.
Evaluate the process of sexual reproduction in influencing genetic variability in a population.
Identify species that became extinct through natural causes and explain how that occurred.
Explain the theory of evolution by interpreting data from fossil records, similarities in anatomy and physiology, or DNA studies that are relevant to the theory of evolution.
Relate changes in the environment to various organisms’ ability to compensate using homeostatic mechanisms.