DE.6. Life Processes
6.2. Matter and Energy Transformations
Enduring Understanding: All organisms transfer matter and convert energy from one form to another. Both matter and energy are necessary to build and maintain structures within the organism.
6.2.A. Plants need the Sun's energy to grow and survive. (Level: Essential)
6.2.B. Animals need food to provide materials and energy for life which they derive directly or indirectly from plants. (Level: Essential)
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.A. Plants need energy from the Sun, water and nutrients for growth and survival. (Level: Essential)
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)