Iowa Core Standards
IA.CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
RST.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
IA.LS. Life Science
LS.4. Understand and apply knowledge of:
LS.4.2. The cycling of matter and energy in ecosystems.