Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.SC.5.8. Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
SC.5.8.2. Gather and analyze data to communicate understanding of matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems.
SC.5.8.2.A. Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, and motion and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.
SC.5.8.2.B. Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
SC.5.8.2.C. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.