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Subject Area - 3:
Science and Technology and Engineering Education
  • Standard Area - 3.1: Biological Sciences
  • Organizing Category - 3.1.C: Evolution
  • Course - 3.1.B.C: BIOLOGY
Standard - 3.1.B.C2

Describe the theory suggesting that life on Earth arose as a single, primitive prokaryote about 4 billion years ago and that for the next 2 billion years, a huge diversity of single-celled organisms evolved.

Analyze how increasingly complex, multicellular organisms evolved once cells with nuclei developed.

Describe how mutations in sex cells may be passed on to successive generations and that the resulting phenotype may help, harm, or have little or no effect on the offspring’s success in its environment.

Describe the relationship between environmental changes and changes in the gene pool of a population

  • Assessment Anchor - BIO.A.1

    Basic Biological Principles

    • Anchor Descriptor - BIO.A.1.2

      Describe relationships between structure and function at biological levels of organization.

      • Eligible Content - BIO.A.1.2.2 Describe and interpret relationships between structure and function at various levels of biological organization (i.e., organelles, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and multicellular organisms).
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