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What begins the transfer of energy?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 2
Intermediate - Science - Grade 5 - Unit 2
Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
This unit explores the movement of energy and matter through cycles. All cycles begin with the sun and this can be seen when we look food chains, food webs, ecosystems, and even what various organisms eat. This shows that there is a great dependence among organisms, the sun, plants, and the environment. It becomes obvious that plants need water and air rather than soil. As these cycles continue we see what happens to the environment as waste is released. This energy is necessary for body repair, growth, motion, and maintenance of body heat.
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Students will use flowcharts, food chains, and food webs to describe that energy for food comes from the sun.  Photosynthesis will provide evidence for this.  An experiment will be done in order to prove that plants get material for growth from water and air rather than from soil.  As energy and matter make their cycle it will be shown what happens in the life of different types of organisms.   Students will use various types of learning approaches including reading articles, watching science videos, making observations, performing a play about the content and working independently and in groups.

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5-PS3-1  Use models to describe that energy in animals' food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

5-LS1-1  Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.

5-LS2-1  Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals,  decomposers, and the environment.

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Students will identify/describe photosynthesis in regard to energy transfer.

Students will identify/describe the interdependent relationships in ecosystems.

Students will identify/describe the cycles of matter and the eventual cycle back to the environment.

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photosnythesis,  decomposers, ecosystem, food chain, food web

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