New Hampshire Standards
NH.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, and species).
S:LS1:6:2.4. Living Things and Organization: Students will recognize and describe the hierarchical organization of living systems, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
NH.LS2. Life Science: Energy flows and matter recycles through an ecosystem.
S:LS2:6:2.1. Flow of Energy: Students will describe how energy is transferred in an ecosystem through food webs; and explain the roles and relationships between producers, consumers and decomposers.
S:LS2:6:2.2. Flow of Energy: Students will recognize that one of the most general distinctions among organisms is between plants, which use sunlight to make their own food, and animals, which consume energy-rich foods.
S:LS2:6:3.1. Recycling of Materials: Students will define a population as all individuals of a species that exist together at a given place and time; and explain that all populations living together in a community, along with the physical factors with which they interact, compose an ecosystem.
S:LS2:6:3.2. Recycling of Materials: Using food webs, students will identify and describe the ways in which organisms interact and depend on one another in an ecosystem.