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

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.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

 

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           Connections to Nature of Science

 

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:

HS.LS2.A ; HS.LS2.C ; HS.LS4.B ; HS.LS4.C

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

MS.LS2.A ; MS.LS3.B ; MS.LS4.C

Common Core State Standards Connections:

Mathematics -
MP.2Reason 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.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

 

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

           Connections to Nature of Science

 

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:

HS.LS2.A ; HS.LS2.C ; HS.LS4.B ; HS.LS4.C

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

MS.LS2.A ; MS.LS3.B ; MS.LS4.C

Common Core State Standards Connections:

Mathematics -
MP.2Reason 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.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

 

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

           Connections to Nature of Science

 

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:

HS.LS2.A ; HS.LS2.C ; HS.LS4.B ; HS.LS4.C

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

MS.LS2.A ; MS.LS3.B ; MS.LS4.C

Common Core State Standards Connections:

Mathematics -
MP.2Reason 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.