Science Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Interactions among living things

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.2. Life Science: Interdependence
CS.2. All life is interdependent and interacts with the environment.
GQ.2. How do living things interact with one another and with the non-living elements of their environment?
0507.2. Checks for Understanding
0507.2.1. Evaluate producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships.
0507.2.2. Classify interspecific relationships within an ecosystem as mutualism, commensalism, or parasitism.
0507.2.3. Create a simple model illustrating the interspecific relationships within an ecosystem.
0507.2.4. Analyze basic information from a body of text to identify key issues or assumptions about the relationships among organisms in an ecosystem.
GLE.0507.2. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0507.2.1. Investigate different nutritional relationships among organisms in an ecosystem.
GLE.0507.2.2. Explain how organisms interact through symbiotic, commensal, and parasitic relationships.
SPI.0507.2. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0507.2.1. Describe the different types of nutritional relationships that exist among organisms.
SPI.0507.2.2. Distinguish among symbiotic, commensal, and parasitic relationships.
TN.3. Life Science: Flow of Matter and Energy
CS.3. Matter and energy flow through the biosphere.
GQ.3. What scientific information explains how matter and energy flow through the biosphere?
0507.3. Checks for Understanding
0507.3.2. Design a graphic organizer that illustrates the difference between plants and animals in the movement of food energy through an ecosystem.
SPI.0507.3. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0507.3.2. Compare how plants and animals obtain energy.