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This transfer activity tests student understanding of variation and inheritance. It starts with five flower boxes, as in “The Virtual Greenhouse,” and three types of seeds with variations in their roots. The flower boxes differ in the amount of water they receive, and students discover which seeds thrive in which environment. Students are then challenged to produce a crop of plants that can grow everywhere in a field by taking advantage of the small variation in root type from one generation to the next.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    botany,Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 3,evolution model,Life science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-092,Upper Elementary,Stability and change,Grade 5,Biological science,Life Science,Informal Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Evolution,Biodiversity,Middle School,Adaptations,angiosperm,Growth and development,genetic variation,Natural selection,plant life cycle,biology model,Agricultural science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140422151639031T,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Elementary School,Crosscutting concepts,Geoscience,seed cycle

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Update Standards?

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

    Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

    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.
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