Field, Forest, & Stream
Grades: 4,5,6 & 8
Where would you rather be: a field, forest, or stream? Gain a new perspective and discover what it's like to be a plant, animals, or non-living thing in each of these mini-ecosystems.
4.L.1.1 Give examples of changes in an organism's environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful.
5.L.2.1 Compare the characteristics of several common ecosystems, including estuaries and salt marshes, oceans, lakes and ponds, forests, and grasslands.
5.L.2.2 Classify organisms within an ecosystem according to the function they serve: producers, consumers, or decomposers (biotic factors)
6.L.2.3 Summarize how the abiotic factors (such s temperature, water, sunlight, and soil quality) of biomes (freshwater, marine, forests, grasslands, desert, tundra) affect the ability of organisms to grow, survive and/or create their own food through photosynthesis.
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)