Use models to describe that that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun. 5-PS3-1
Clarification Statement: Examples of models could include diagrams, and flow charts.
Assessment Boundary: none
Developing and Using Models
Modeling in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to building and revising simple models and using models to represent events and design solutions.
Use models to describe phenomena. (5-PS3-1)
Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
The energy released [from] food was once energy from the sun that was captured by plants in the chemical process that forms plant matter (from air and water). (5-PS3-1)
Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
Food provides animals with the materials they need for body repair and growth and the energy they need to maintain body warmth and for motion. (secondary to 5-PS3-1)
Energy and Matter
Energy can be transferred in various ways and between objects. (5-PS3-1)
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This resource consists of five activities for students to explore food webs and food pyramids within the context of a wetlands ecosystem. The example ecosystem is based in Ohio but would work as an ecosystem introduction in any state. The lessons hig ...
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Lessons in this unit:
Lesson 1 - Which Materials Are Most Important for Plant Growth?
Lesson 2 - Photosynthesis
Lesson 3 - Air Plants
Lesson 4 - Hydroponics
Lesson 5 - Writing Your Claim
From TeachEngineering - Students learn about energy flow in food webs, including the roles of the sun, producers, consumers and decomposers in the energy cycle. They model a food web and create diagrams of food webs using their own drawings and/or im...
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