using data or models (charts, diagrams, table, narratives etc.) to analyze how organisms are organized into a hierarchy of groups and subgroups based on evolutionary relationships. (e.g. creating a taxonomic key to organize a given set of examples).
Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).
Given information about living or extinct organisms, cite evidence to explain the frequency of inherited characteristics of organisms in a population, OR explain the evolution of varied structures (with defined functions) that affected the organisms’ survival in a specific environment (e.g., giraffe, wind pollination of flowers).