Energy in Ecosystems - Complete 5E Lesson - 5th Grade

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5th Grade Science Curriculum – Energy in Ecosystems Supplemental Lesson Plan - Distance Learning Option

After completing the unit students will be able to describe the flow of energy within a food web, including the roles of the Sun, producers, consumers, and decomposers.

Each supplemental lesson plan follows the 5E model. Whether you bought the Kesler labs previously or have your own, this bundle includes everything else you need by providing the exact tools to teach the concept. The 5E Lessons now include a Spanish version of the Station Lab reading passage and updated notes with answer keys!

Essential Questions:

1. How can we model the flow of energy in an ecosystem?

2. What are the differences between producers, consumers, and decomposers?

What's Included in the Supplemental Lesson Plan:


Objective and I CAN statements – 11x17 for class display

Blank Objective and I CAN statements – Templates available for editing

Engagement Activity - Includes specific instructions for teacher to engage students and increase student interest


Differentiated Station Lab – Student-led inquiry-based learning to help students develop scientific thinking. Differentiated to increase student understanding for all learning styles.


Editable Interactive PowerPoint - No more boring notes or textbook questions! Versions for in-class and remote use.

INB Templates – Templates for student interactive notebooks in paper and digital formats

Notes Pages – formatted for modified instruction

Anchor Chart Diagrams and Ideas


Student Choice Science Project – completed in class or at home to promote deep understanding of concepts


Homework – Engaging homework assignment

Assessment – Open-ended and modified assessment

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Total Pages 100+ pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 1 week

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