In The Web
Did you know that you are in a web? Not a spider web, but a food web. All plants and animals are connected, and you are too! Let's see how!
5.L.2.2 Classify organisms within an ecosystem according to the function they serve: producers, consumers, or decomposers (biotic factors)
5.L.2.3 Infer the effects that may result from the interconnected relationship of plants and animals to the ecosystem.
6.L.2.1 Summarize how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis), and is transferred within food chains and food webs (terrestrial and aquatic) from producers to consumers to decomposers.
8.L.3.1 Explain how factors such as food, water, shelter, and space affect populations in an ecosystem.
8.L.3.2 Summarize the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers including the positive and negative consequences of such interactions including: coexistence and cooperation, competition (predator/prey), parasitism, and mutualism.
8.L.3.3 Explain how the flow of energy within food is interconnected with he cycling of matter (including water, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen)