NE.SC 1: INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
1.1. Abilities to do Scientific Inquiry
8.1.1. Students will design and conduct investigations that will lead to descriptions of relationships between evidence and explanations.
Scientific Data Collection
8.1.1.f. Record and represent data appropriately and review for quality, accuracy, and relevancy
8.1.1.b. Design and conduct logical and sequential investigations including repeated trials
8.1.1.e. Make qualitative and quantitative observations
NE.SC 3: LIFE SCIENCE: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Life Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.
3.3. Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
8.3.3. Students will describe populations and ecosystems.
8.3.3.c. Recognize that producers transform sunlight into chemical energy through photosynthesis
Flow of Energy
8.3.3.b. Compare the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem