Science and Technology/Engineering
Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.
Evolution and Biodiversity
Broad Concept: Evolution and biodiversity are the result of genetic changes that occur in constantly changing environments.
|5.1 ||Explain how the fossil record, comparative anatomy, and other evidence support the theory of evolution.|
|5.2 ||Illustrate how genetic variation is preserved or eliminated from a population through Darwinian natural selection (evolution) resulting in biodiversity. |
|5.3 ||Describe how the taxonomic system classifies living things into domains (eubacteria, archaebacteria, and eukaryotes) and kingdoms (animals, plants, fungi, etc.).* [Note: there is an ongoing scientific debate about the number of kingdoms and which organisms should be included in each. The following websites provide more information: Brave New Biosphere whyfiles.org/022critters/phylogeny.html, and The Tree of Life Project Root Page phylogeny.arizona.edu/tree/life.html.]|
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