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In this activity, students review inheritance with variation. A Virtual Field model has light levels that vary smoothly from top to bottom. A single type of seed grows best in the center of the field, but the model includes variation in the offspring seeds. Since each plant scatters seeds randomly, it happens occasionally that some of these different seeds fall in a location where the light level is just right for it. When this happens the seed will grow into a healthy plant that will produce seeds of its own.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 5
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    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    botany,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 3,Biological science,Life science,Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-092,Upper Elementary,Stability and change,Grade 5,Life Science,plant adaptation,Plants,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Evolution,Biodiversity,Adaptations,Elementary School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140422151618342T,plant evolution,natural selection,Crosscutting concepts,Geoscience

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    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.4.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in 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.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.

    CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.D.10: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
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