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STEM Unit: Organisms, their Characteristics, and Life Cycles

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This unit is designed to introduce students to the characteristics and life cycles of different types of organisms. Students will create graphic representations, provide evidence from data analysis of inherited traits of plants and animals. Students will distinguish those traits that are inherited from those traits that are affected by the environment. At the end of the unit the students will complete a curriculum embedded performance assessment (CEPA) to demonstrate an understanding and application of these NGSS 3-LS1-1, 3-LS3-1, 3-LS3-2