the student will be able to describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem; and
recognize that radiant energy from the Sun is transformed into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis;
: diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids.
: identify the basic characteristics of organisms, including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized Kingdoms;
demonstrate energy transformations such as energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electrical energy to light energy.