Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): MS-LS1-5

Standards: MS. Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms

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

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: 

MS-LS1.B Growth and Development of Organisms

MS-LS1.B Genetic factors as well as local conditions affect the growth of the adult plant

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: 

Patterns, Cause & Effect, Stability and Change

Scale, Proportion and Quantity

NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 

Planning and carrying out investigations

Obtaining, Evaluating and communicating information