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Genetic and Environmental Factors for Growth


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Do you need to teach about genetic and environmental factors that influence growth? In this unit, students will learn that the growth of organisms and the survival of populations is due to both genetic and environmental factors. Genetic and environmental factors play a role in the successful reproduction and growth of organisms. Students will make a scientific argument based on evidence to support the idea that genetic and environmental factors affect growth and reproduction. Students will read facts about three species and determine the genetic and environmental factors affecting reproduction, growth, and survival.

Benefits of this resource:

  • Easy to use
  • Addresses the standard MS-LS1-5.
  • Critical thinking

This resource includes:

  • An informative slide show
  • Strategic notetaking guide
  • Three scenario pages
  • Follow-up pages
  • Making an argument from evidence
  • A quiz

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Jan ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied

It is hard to find a resource that covers this standard. I am so excited to have this. Just enough information without being overwhelming for my students. Great thinking questions.

Nicole ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied

This was a great resource! I loved that it incorporated writing and critical thinking skills.

This resource is aligned with the following standard:


Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. 

Genetic and Environmental factors

Genetic and Environmental factors

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