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The goal of this activity is to introduce students to the variation that exists in a population of organisms. Students plant different seeds in a field with a gradient of sunlight. Their seeds survive the winter and grow into plants the following spring to reinforce the point that the evolutionary changes the students observe take place over many generations. In a second model, a plant produces seeds, some of which grow into plants that are slightly different from those of the parent plant.

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    Grade 3,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 5,Biological science,heredity,Life science,Informal Education,inherited traits,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-092,genetics,Upper Elementary,Life Science,angiosperm cycle,Plants,Biodiversity,plant reproduction,Growth and development,Elementary School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140422151628427T,Life cycles,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience

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    English

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    Update Standards?

    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.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.

    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Model with mathematics.

    CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.C.4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
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