Embryological Evidence of Common Ancestry

Next Generation Standards

MS-LS4-3 - Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.

Clarification Statement - Emphasis is on inferring general patterns of relatedness among embryos of different organisms by comparing the macroscopic appearance of diagrams or pictures.

Assessment Boundary - Assessment of comparisons is limited to gross appearance of anatomical structures in embryological development.

Massachusetts Standards

MS-LS4-3 is not included in the Massachusetts State Standards.

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