Performance Standards/ Disciplinary Core Ideas / Science & Engineering Practices
MS-LS3-2 Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
DCI: Organisms reproduce asexually or sexually, and transfer their genetic information to their offspring.
MS-LS1-4 Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively. MS-LS1-4
LS1.B Plants reproduce in a variety of ways, sometimes depending on animal behavior and specialized features for reproduction.
***How do plants reproduce?
***How do specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction ?
Today in Class:
1. First, you and your table partner should have discussed your Venn Diagram that you made as you referred to the notes about Asexual and Sexual Reproduction. As I checked these, I noted to the class that too many students did not complete this homework. This is the first assignment for the 2nd Trimester. Please make sure that you double-check to complete your work.
2. Next– we corrected and evaluated our 3-part flower labs. You should have completed these lab papers and the flower diagram during the past 5 class days. This work represents how well you understand the standards for this week. Hopefully you learned a lot as you observed the lily – flower, the lily-pollen and compared this to the apple- fruit.
Homework/ Take Away Task: No HW this weekend 🙂