In this unit, fifth grade students will develop an understanding that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. Using models, students will describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment and that energy in animals’ food was once energy from the sun.
NGSS.PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
NGSS.LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
NGSS.LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
NGSS.LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems