LA.LS-M. Life Science: The students will become aware of the characteristics and life cycles of organisms and understand their relationships to each other and to their environment.
GLE-E-24. Grade Level Expectation: Populations and Ecosystems: Describe the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a food chain (LS-M-C2)
GLE-E-27. Grade Level Expectation: Populations and Ecosystems: Compare common traits of organisms within major ecosystems (LS-M-C3)
LS-M-C3. Populations and Ecosystems: investigating major ecosystems and recognizing physical properties and organisms within each. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LS-M-C4. Populations and Ecosystems: explaining the interaction and interdependence of nonliving and living components within ecosystems. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LA.SE-M. Science and the Environment: In learning environmental science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural environment, learn the importance of environmental quality, and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal, professional, and political actions affect the natural world.
GLE-E-51. Grade Level Expectation: Describe naturally occurring cycles and identify where they are found (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, water, oxygen) (SE-M-A7)
SE-M-A5. Tracing the flow of energy through an ecosystem and demonstrating a knowledge of the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in the ecosystem. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SE-M-A7. Demonstrating knowledge of the natural cycles, such as the carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, water cycle, and oxygen cycle. (1, 2, 4)