Texas Assessments Standards (STAAR)
TX.STAAR.5. STAAR Grade 5 Science Assessment
Reporting Category 4: Organisms and Environments - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structures and functions of living organisms and their interdependence on each other and on their environment.
(3.9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms have characteristics that help them survive and can describe patterns, cycles, systems, and relationships within the environments. The student is expected to:
3.9 (A) Observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities within an ecosystem. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(5.9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that there are relationships, systems, and cycles within environments. The student is expected to:
5.9 (B) Describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
5.9 (D) Identify the significance of the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals. Supporting Standard (STAAR)