🦴 Utah SEEd 7.5 Strand Assessments: This resource is a set of assessments for the Utah SEEd 7.5 strand. It covers all the standards in the 7.5 strand including changes in species over time, patterns in fossil records, and genetic variation. These assessments include multiple-choice and short-answer questions. You can use these after teaching each standard for assessment or as practice and review at the end of the year. Answer Keys are included. Links to Google Forms are in a PDF.
🦴 Assessments Included:
- One printable pdf
- Four Google Forms
- Answer Keys
This resource is aligned with the following standards for Utah SEEd 7th grade.
🦴 Strand 7.5: CHANGES IN SPECIES OVER TIME
Genetic variation and the proportion of traits within a population can change over time. These changes can result in evolution through natural selection. Additional evidence of change over time can be found in the fossil record, anatomical similarities and differences between modern and ancient organisms, and embryological development.
✅ Standard 7.5.1
Construct an explanation that describes how the genetic variation of traits in a population can affect some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. Over time, specific traits may increase or decrease in populations. Emphasize the use of proportional reasoning to support explanations of trends in changes to populations over time. Examples could include camouflage, variation of body shape, speed and agility, or drought tolerance. (LS4.B, LS4.C)
✅ Standard 7.5.2
Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth, under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past. (LS4.A, ESS2.E)
✅ Standard 7.5.3
Construct explanations that describe the patterns of body structure similarities and differences between modern organisms, and between ancient and modern organisms, to infer possible evolutionary relationships. (LS4.A)
✅ Standard 7.5.4
Analyze data to compare patterns in the embryological development across multiple species to identify similarities and differences not evident in the fully formed anatomy. (LS4.A)
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