Understanding the Importance of Genetic Diversity

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Learning Objective

Today I am learningwhat genetic diversity means, why it is important, and the impact it has on the survival of a species.

I know I understand whenI am able to describe about how genetic diversity helps a species survive in a changing environment.

Students will be able towrite about the importance of genetic diversity and critically analyze the role it plays in survival of a species.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

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