Science Scope and Sequence, Life Systems

Science Standard V, Life Science

Lesson 532, Life Systems

Understanding the origin of energy for all organisms: food and sunlight

Identifying types of animals by their eating habits

Defining herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores

Defining consumers and decomposers

Recognizing and interpreting a food chain

Recognizing and identifying energy cycle

Understanding the flow of energy through an ecosystem made up of producers, consumers, and decomposers

Interpreting food webs and food chains

Identifying and enumerating the trophic levels of animals

Understanding how species are interdependent and how these relationships contribute to the stability of the ecosystems

Defining biodiversity and species and how the two are interconnected

Defining estimate

Understanding the ideas of interdependence and extinction

Identifying krill, algae, and global warming as interdependent units of the ecosystem of the waters off Antarctica

Understanding the differences between stable and unstable ecosystems, including how an unstable ecosystem may collapse, or become unpredictable

Understanding that all species represent a vital link in a complex web of interaction

Recognizing Mount St. Helens as a volcano and its effects on the environment

Understanding the necessity and benefits of biodiversity


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