HS-LS3-3    Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-LS3-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the use of mathematics to describe the probability of traits as it relates to genetic and environmental factors in the expression of traits.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include Hardy-Weinberg calculations.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Science and Engineering Practices

### Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to introducing more detailed statistical analysis, the comparison of data sets for consistency, and the use of models to generate and analyze data.

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

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### Science is a Human Endeavor

• Technological advances have influenced the progress of science and science has influenced advances in technology. (HS-LS3-3)
• Science and engineering are influenced by society and society is influenced by science and engineering.

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

Common Core State Standards Connections:

MP.2 Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (HS-LS3-3)

HS-LS3-3    Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-LS3-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the use of mathematics to describe the probability of traits as it relates to genetic and environmental factors in the expression of traits.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include Hardy-Weinberg calculations.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Science and Engineering Practices

### Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to introducing more detailed statistical analysis, the comparison of data sets for consistency, and the use of models to generate and analyze data.

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - -

### Science is a Human Endeavor

• Technological advances have influenced the progress of science and science has influenced advances in technology. (HS-LS3-3)
• Science and engineering are influenced by society and society is influenced by science and engineering.

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

Common Core State Standards Connections:

MP.2 Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (HS-LS3-3)

HS-LS3-3    Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-LS3-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the use of mathematics to describe the probability of traits as it relates to genetic and environmental factors in the expression of traits.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include Hardy-Weinberg calculations.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Science and Engineering Practices

### Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to introducing more detailed statistical analysis, the comparison of data sets for consistency, and the use of models to generate and analyze data.

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - -

### Science is a Human Endeavor

• Technological advances have influenced the progress of science and science has influenced advances in technology. (HS-LS3-3)
• Science and engineering are influenced by society and society is influenced by science and engineering.

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

Common Core State Standards Connections:

MP.2 Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (HS-LS3-3)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.

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