Science 9 Biological Diversity I Can Statements Diversity & Variation I can identify examples of variation between species and within species. I can distinguish between a broad and a narrow niche. I can describe characteristics of generalist and specialist organisms. I can describe how variation can increase survival during environmental changes. I can explain how variation can increase survival of species living in the same ecosystem. I can interpret symbiotic relationships and describe how they increase survival of organisms. I can distinguish between discrete and continuous variation. Reproduction I can describe different methods of asexual reproduction. I can describe different methods of sexual reproduction. I can distinguish between sexual and asexual reproduction methods. I can describe advantages and disadvantages of asexual and sexual reproduction methods. I can distinguish between characteristics that are heritable and those that are not. I can identify characteristics that are influenced by both heredity and environment. Genetics Human Impacts & Involvement I can describe the basic relationship between DNA, genes and chromosomes. I can identify which types of organisms are likely to have higher populations. I can distinguish between mitosis and meiosis and describe each in general. I can describe environments that are likely to have higher biodiversity. I can identify stages in cell division and development that involve doubling and halving of genetic information. I can investigate factors that lead to extinction and extirpation of species. I can describe the ideas behind the Theory of Natural Selection. I can distinguish between natural and artificial selection and can describe examples of each. I can describe simple technologies for recombining genetic information. I can evaluate different strategies for decreasing losses in biodiversity. Record of Assessments for ___________________ Subject: _________________ Date Material Assessed Mark Comments Sept 15 Sept 20 Bio Diversity Vocab Adding Rational Numbers 12/15 30/60 Sept 25 Variation in Ecosystem, and species 40/50 This was easy! I hate fractions! Did good on adding decimals. I didn’t study discrete vs continuous variation.