Energy and Matter in the Living World

Energy and Matter in the Living World

Grade 5 - Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

In this Storyline, students develop an understanding of how energy flows and matter cycles through food webs. They explore how plants use energy from the Sun to produce matter that serves as the basis for many food webs. Students also learn that the energy and matter stored in plants is transferred to primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers, and that even the energy used by top predators in an ecosystem can be traced back to the Sun.


Anchoring Phenomenon

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Tree Growth Animation (no audio) - Science Video

Plant Growth and Weight Data Table

Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning - Nonfiction Graphic Organizer

Plant Growth Assessment

Photosynthesis - Science Diagram

Plants in Space - Science Video

Photosynthesis Assessment

Forest Food Web - Science Diagram

Ocean Food Web - Science Diagram

Paper Food Chains and Food Web - Process Activity

Food Webs Assessment

Worms Are Decomposers (no audio) - Science Video

Matter and Energy in Ecosystems Assessment

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Book Assembly