Benchmark 1
Give evidence that characteristics are passed from parents to young.

Benchmark Clarification

All living things pass on characteristics to their offspring. Common physical characteristics can be used to match the offspring of an organism with its parent. Students will:

* Identify that a puppy looks like a dog
* Identify that a kitten looks like a cat
* Identify that saplings look like trees
* Identify that seedlings look like plants

Key Concept / MEAP Vocabulary

* hair and feather color
* eye color
* leaf shape
* flower structure

Real World Context
Examples of mature and immature organisms:

* dogs/puppies
* cats/kittens
* maple trees/saplings
* plants/seedlings