SCI-05.LS2.01

Life Science Logo5th Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[LS2] Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

SCI-05.LS2.01 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

Clarification Statement: Examples of systems could include organisms, ecosystems (decay), and the Earth. Consider teaching the carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, and water cycle. Crop rotation is often due to the amount of nitrogen in the soil. Soybeans and other legumes can pull nitrogen from the air and convert it into a usable form.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Organisms are related in food webs in which some animals eat plants for food and other animals eat the animals that eat plants. Decomposition eventually restores (recycles) some materials back to the soil. A healthy ecosystem is a balanced ecosystem. Newly introduced species can damage the balance of an ecosystem.
Matter cycles between the air and soil and among plants, animals, and microbes as these organisms live and die. Organisms obtain gases, and water, from the environment, and release waste matter back into the environment.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can create a model that shows how matter moves between organisms and the environment.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • use a model to demonstrate limited understanding of basic concepts related to the movement of matter between organisms and the environment with significant misconceptions.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • use a model to demonstrate some understanding of basic concepts related to the movement of matter between organisms and the environment with minor misconceptions.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • use a model to demonstrate general understanding of basic concepts related to the movement of matter between organisms and the environment with no misconceptions.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • use a model to demonstrate thorough understanding of concepts related to the movement of matter between organisms and the environment by making a detailed and accurate model with no misconceptions.

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