Rhode Island Standards
RI.LS3. Life Science: Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).
LS3 (5-8) POC-9. Cite examples supporting the concept that certain traits of organisms may provide a survival advantage in a specific environment and therefore, an increased likelihood to produce offspring.
LS3 (7-8)-9. Students demonstrate an understanding of Natural Selection/ evolution by...
9a. Explaining that genetic variations/traits of organisms are passed on through reproduction and random genetic changes.
9c. Differentiating between acquired and inherited characteristics and giving examples of each.