Rhode Island Standards
RI.LS2. Life Science: Matter cycles and energy flows through an ecosystem.
LS2 (5-8) INQ+SAE-5. Using data and observations, predict outcomes when abiotic/biotic factors are changed in an ecosystem.
LS2 (5-6)-5. Students demonstrate an understanding of equilibrium in an ecosystem by...
5a. Identifying and defining an ecosystem and the variety of relationships within it (e.g., predator/prey, consumer/ producer/decomposer, host/parasite, catastrophic events).
LS2 (5-8) SAE-6. Given a scenario trace the flow of energy through an ecosystem, beginning with the sun, through organisms in the food web, and into the environment (includes photosynthesis and respiration).
LS2 (5-6)-6. Students demonstrate an understanding of energy flow in an ecosystem by...
6b. Describing the basic processes and recognizing the substances involved in photosynthesis and respiration.
RI.LS3. Life Science: Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).
LS3 (5-8) MAS+FAF-8. Use a model, classification system, or dichotomous key to illustrate, compare, or interpret possible relationships among groups of organisms (e.g., internal and external structures, anatomical features).
LS3 (5-6)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of classification of organisms by...
8a. Stating the value of, or reasons for, classification systems.
8b. Following a taxonomic key to identify a given organism (e.g. flowering and non-flowering plants).
RI.LS4. Life Science: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
LS4 (5-8) INQ-10. Use data and observations to support the concept that environmental or biological factors affect human body systems (biotic & abiotic).
LS4 (5-6)-10. Students demonstrate an understanding of human body systems by...
10a. Identifying the biotic factors (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) that have an effect on human body systems.
10c. Identifying the biotic (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) and abiotic (e.g., radiation, toxic materials, carcinogens) factors that cause disease and affect human health.