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Lab sheet & activites

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Class Movie

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Lab Materials Needed

Blockey Koa Crate

from Kea STEMCrate

- 1 Springy Spring Scale per student

Student Lab Sheet

The Cycle of Matter in an Ecosystem: Where Does My Food Come From?

Student Edition


Teacher Edition


Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 5-LS2-1:

Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 5-PS3-1:

Use models to describe that energy in animals' food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

Pacing Guide: Recommended time to complete this unit - 1 month

 Instruction day 1 (pages ):  Explore the Phenomenon

 Instruction day 2 (pages 197 - 200):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 3 (pages 201 - 202):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 4 (pages 203 - 204):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 5 (pages 205 - 206):  Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 6 (pages 207 - 208):  Read and Discuss

 Instruction day 7 (pages 209-210):  Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 8 (pages 211 - 212):  Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 9 (pages 213 - 214):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 10 (pages 215 - 216):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 11 (pages 217 - 218):  Hands on Activity: Discover Tide Pools!

 Instruction day 12 (pages 219 - 220):  STEM Vocabulary

 Instruction day 13 (pages 221 - 224):  Hands On Activity: Tide Pool sand sorting!!

 Instruction day 14 (page 225):   Writing Workshop

Pacing Guide Word Color Key:   

                   Green words- Hands-on Activity      Black words- Book reading      Blue words: Revisit the Phenomenon