LA.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.
LA.LS-M. Life Science: The students will become aware of the characteristics and life cycles of organisms and understand their relationships to each other and to their environment.
GLE-M-24. Grade Level Expectation: Populations and Ecosystems: Analyze food webs to determine energy transfer among organisms (LS-M-C2)
GLE-M-25. Grade Level Expectation: Populations and Ecosystems: Locate and describe the major biomes of the world (LS-M-C3)
GLE-M-26. Grade Level Expectation: Populations and Ecosystems: Describe and compare the levels of organization of living things within an ecosystem (LS-M-C3)
GLE-M-27. Grade Level Expectation: Populations and Ecosystems: Identify the various relationships among plants and animals (e.g., mutualistic, parasitic, producer/consumer) (LS-M-C4)
LS-M-C2. Populations and Ecosystems: modeling and interpreting food chains and food webs. (1, 2, 3, 4)
LS-M-C3. Populations and Ecosystems: investigating major ecosystems and recognizing physical properties and organisms within each. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LA.SE-M. Science and the Environment: In learning environmental science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural environment, learn the importance of environmental quality, and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal, professional, and political actions affect the natural world.
GLE-M-40. Grade Level Expectation: Construct or draw food webs for various ecosystems (SE-M-A5)
GLE-M-41. Grade Level Expectation: Describe the nitrogen cycle and explain why it is important for the survival of organisms (SE-M-A7)
GLE-M-42. Grade Level Expectation: Describe how photosynthesis and respiration relate to the carbon cycle (SE-M-A7)
SE-M-A1. Demonstrating knowledge that an ecosystem includes living and nonliving factors and that humans are an integral part of ecosystems. (1, 3, 4, 5)
SE-M-A5. Tracing the flow of energy through an ecosystem and demonstrating a knowledge of the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in the ecosystem. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SE-M-A7. Demonstrating knowledge of the natural cycles, such as the carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, water cycle, and oxygen cycle. (1, 2, 4)