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1-LS3-1 (Science (CA NGSS))

Standard Identifier: 1-LS3-1
Content Area: Science (CA NGSS)
Grade: 1
Disciplinary Core Idea: LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits, LS3.B: Variation of Traits
Cross Cutting Concept: CCC-1: Patterns
Science & Engineering Practice: SEP-6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Content Area: Life Science

Title: 1-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Performance Expectation: Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include features plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include inheritance or animals that undergo metamorphosis or hybrids.]

Disciplinary Core Idea(s):
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits Young animals are very much, but not exactly like, their parents. Plants also are very much, but not exactly, like their parents. LS3.B: Variation of Traits Individuals of the same kind of plant or animal are recognizable as similar but can also vary in many ways.

Science & Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions Make observations (firsthand or from media) to construct an evidence-based account for natural phenomena.

Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns Patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

California Environmental Principles and Concepts:

California Common Core State Standards Connections:
ELA/Literacy RI.1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. W.1.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions). W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. Mathematics MP.2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.5: Use appropriate tools strategically. 1.MD.1: Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.

DCI Connections:
Connections to other DCIs in first grade: N/A Articulation across grade-levels: 3.LS3.A; 3.LS3.B

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