[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 10 :
10 ) Use evidence and scientific reasoning to explain how characteristic animal
behaviors (e.g., building nests to protect young from cold, herding to protect
young from predators, attracting mates for breeding by producing special sounds
and displaying colorful plumage, transferring pollen or seeds to create conditions for seed germination and growth) and specialized plant structures
(e.g., flower brightness, nectar, and odor attracting birds that transfer
pollen; hard outer shells on seeds providing protection prior to germination)
affect the probability of successful reproduction of both animals and plants.
[LIT2010] SCI (6-8) 4 :
4 ) Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to Grades 6-8 texts and topics.
[LIT2010] WRI (6-8) 1 :
1 ) Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
a. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.