Access Point #: SC.912.L.15.Pa.3


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Recognize that animals produce offspring.
Number: SC.912.L.15.Pa.3 Category: Participatory
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08 Standard: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

A. The scientific theory of evolution is the fundamental concept underlying all of biology.

B. The scientific theory of evolution is supported by multiple forms of scientific evidence.

C. Organisms are classified based on their evolutionary history.

D. Natural selection is a primary mechanism leading to evolutionary change.

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