Organisms and Environments STAAR Review Notes

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Comprehensive, yet Concise Notes on Ecosystems

****Excellent 5th Grade Science STAAR Study Guide****

3 pages of Student Friendly notes on Reporting Category 4: Organisms and Environments.

Use these notes with your students to help them recall key concepts and investigations done in your Ecosystem Unit. These notes make excellent study guides!

Key Vocabulary:
organism
species
population
traits
inherited traits
environment
habitat
adaptation
behaviors (instincts vs acquired/learned)
migration
hibernation
Ecosystem
photosynthesis
food chain
food web
producer
consumer
herbivore
carnivore
omnivore
decomposer
human impact
life cycle
metamorphosis


These are the standards tested and reported under “Category 4: Organisms and Environments” on the Texas 5th Grade Science STAAR Test.
Readiness Standards
5.9 A observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystems by interacting with the living and non-living elements
5.9 B describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers
5.10 A compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals
5.10 B differentiate between inherited traits of plants and animals such as spines on a cactus or shape of a beak and learned behaviors such as an animal learning tricks or a child riding a bicycle
Supporting Standards
5.9 C predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways
5.9 D identify the significance of the carbon-dioxide-oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals
5.10 C describe the differences between complete and incomplete metamorphosis of insects
3.9 A observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities within an ecosystem
3.10 C investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady bugs

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Organisms and Environments STAAR Review Notes
Organisms and Environments STAAR Review Notes
Organisms and Environments STAAR Review Notes
Organisms and Environments STAAR Review Notes