Benchmark 5B
The Living Environment: Heredity
Grades 3-5, page 107

For offspring to resemble their parents, there must be a reliable way to transfer information from one generation to the next.
 

NSES Content Standard C 
Life Science: Reproduction and heredity 
Grades 5-8, page 157 
Every organism requires a set of instructions for specifying its traits. Heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to another.