Grade 4 : Standard 4 - Heredity

Conceptual Strand 4

Plants and animals reproduce and transmit hereditary information between generations.

Guiding Question 4

What are the principal mechanisms by which living things reproduce and transmit information between parents and offspring?

Grade Level Expectations

Checks for Understanding

State Performance Indicators

GLE 0407.4.1 Recognize the relationship between reproduction and the continuation of a species.

GLE 0407.4.2 Differentiate between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

0407.4.1 Design a simple demonstration that illustrates the relationship between reproduction and survival of a species.

0407.4.2 Study the life cycles of a variety of organisms and determine whether these processes illustrate complete or incomplete metamorphosis.

SPI 0407.4.1 Draw conclusions about the relationship between reproduction and the survival of a species.

SPI 0407.4.2 Distinguish between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

 

 


Parents, Offspring, and Life Cycles

Life Cycles

Amphibian Life Cycles

Insect Life Cycles