North Carolina Standards
NC.6.L. Life Science
6.L.2. Understand the flow of energy through ecosystems and the responses of populations to the biotic and abiotic factors in their environment.
6.L.2.1. Summarize how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within food chains and food webs (terrestrial and aquatic) from producers to consumers to decomposers.
6.L.2.2. Explain how plants respond to external stimuli (including dormancy and forms of tropism) to enhance survival in an environment.
Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
6.L.1. Understand the structures, processes and behaviors of plants that enable them to survive and reproduce.
6.L.1.2. Explain the significance of the processes of photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration to the survival of green plants and other organisms.