UT.II. Students will understand that organisms depend on living and nonliving things within their environment.
II.2. Describe the interactions between living and nonliving things in a small environment.
II.2.b. Predict the effects of changes in the environment (e.g., temperature, light, moisture) on a living organism.
II.2.c. Observe and record the effect of changes (e.g., temperature, amount of water, light) upon the living organisms and nonliving things in a small-scale environment.
II.2.e. Pose a question about the interaction between living and nonliving things in the environment that could be investigated by observation.
UT.V. Students will understand that the sun is the main source of heat and light for things living on Earth. They will also understand that the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat.
V.1. Provide evidence showing that the sun is the source of heat and light for Earth.
V.1.b. Observe and report how sunlight affects plant growth.