National Middle School Science Standards
competition, adaptation, mate selection, sexual dimorphism
- Competition for mates
- Features adapted to attract mates
- Male and female dimorphism
- Range of mating systems
- Fossil evidence for sexual selection
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
The Sexual Selection teaching resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations:
MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
MS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity