This unit covers ecosystems for 5th grade. It starts with day one and goes all the way through the entire unit. There are review questions throughout the PowerPoint, as well. The PowerPoint also includes Thinking Map application for students, which help them organize their information from their notes. It also lines up directly with standards and support documents.
This PowerPoint covers SC Standards:
5-2.2 Summarize the composition of an ecosystem, considering both biotic factors (including populations to the level of microorganisms and communities) and abiotic factors.
5-2.3 Compare the characteristics of different ecosystems (including estuaries/salt marshes, oceans, lakes and ponds, forests, and grasslands).
5-2.4 Identify the roles of organisms as they interact and depend on one another through food chains and food webs in an ecosystem, considering producers and consumers (herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores), decomposers (microorganisms, termites, worms, and fungi), predators and prey, and parasites and hosts
5-2.5 Explain how limiting factors (including food, water, space, and shelter) affect populations in ecosystems.