8.2. Energy Flow and Material Cycles in the Environment
Enduring Understandings: Matter needed to sustain life is continually recycled among and between organisms and the environment. Energy from the Sun flows irreversibly through ecosystems and is conserved as organisms use and transform it.
8.2.B. Animals eat plants or other animals that have eaten plants. Animals obtain energy and materials for body repair and growth from food. (Level: Essential)
8.2.C. Dead plants and animals are broken down by decomposers. (Level: Essential)