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Topic: Survival and extinction 

Agricultural Education

 Standard 8.  Understands basic principles of ecology
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how variation of traits, reproductive strategies, and environmental pressures impact the survival of organisms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how variation of traits impacts the survival of organisms
     2.Understands how reproductive strategies impact the survival of organisms

Science

 Standard 7.  Understands biological evolution and the diversity of life
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that some kinds of organisms that once lived on Earth have completely disappeared (e.g., dinosaurs, trilobites, mammoths, horsetail trees)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that some organisms that once lived on Earth have disappeared
     2.Knows that dinosaurs no longer exist
     3.Knows that trilobites no longer exist
     4.Knows that mammoths no longer exist
     5.Knows that horsetail trees no longer exist
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the concept of extinction and its importance in biological evolution (e.g., when the environment changes, the adaptive characteristics of some species are insufficient to allow their survival; extinction is common; most of the species that have lived on the Earth no longer exist)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the concept of extinction
     2.Understands the importance of extinction in biological evolution
     3.Understands that when the environment changes, characteristics of some species do not allow survival
     4.Understands that extinction is common
     5.Understands that most of the species that have lived on Earth no longer exist
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that heritable characteristics, which can be biochemical and anatomical, largely determine what capabilities an organism will have, how it will behave, and how likely it is to survive and reproduce
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Knows that heritable characteristics determine an organism’s likelihood to survive and reproduce
   Benchmark 3.Knows how variation of organisms within a species increases the chance of survival of the species, and how the great diversity of species on Earth increases the chance of survival of life in the event of major global changes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the variation of organisms within a species increases the chance of survival of the species
     2.Knows how the diversity of species on Earth increases the chance of survival of life