Students know an inherited trait can be determined by one or more genes.
Students know plant and animal cells contain many thousands of different genes and typically have two copies of every gene. The two copies (or alleles) of the gene may or may not be identical, and one may be dominant in determining the phenotype while the other is recessive.
Students know DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the genetic material of living organisms and is located in the chromosomes of each cell.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.1a: English Language Arts/Literacy
Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.1b: English Language Arts/Literacy
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.1c: English Language Arts/Literacy
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.1d: English Language Arts/Literacy
Establish and maintain a formal style.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.1e: English Language Arts/Literacy
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.2a: English Language Arts/Literacy
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.2b: English Language Arts/Literacy
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.2c: English Language Arts/Literacy
Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.2d: English Language Arts/Literacy
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.2e: English Language Arts/Literacy
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.2f: English Language Arts/Literacy
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
LA.6-8.CCSS.ELA-Lit.WHST.6-8.3: English Language Arts/Literacy
(See note; not applicable as a separate requirement)