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This activity places the control of the environment under the student’s control. A field starts off with a uniform light level, and thus capable of growing plants with medium-sized leaves. Students can alter the environment by “growing” a chain of mountains through the field. Students are challenged to grow the mountains to their maximum height (corresponding to the maximum change in light level on either side of the chain) while maintaining a viable population of plants on each side.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 5,Biological science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140422151621840T,heredity,Charles Darwin,Life science,Social Sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-092,genetics,Population dynamics,Populations,Stability and change,Life Science,Ecosystems,biological traits,Informal Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Evolution,Biodiversity,Adaptations,Elementary School,Natural selection,Upper Elementary,species survival,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Crosscutting concepts,genetic change,Geoscience

    Language:

    English

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    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4—5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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