File Name: 5th grade science matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems .zip
The Life Science Module represents three additional hours per week of instruction during the eight to nine weeks covered by Module 2 of our Grades Language Arts Curriculum. Although the Life Science Modules can stand alone, each one connects with and complements Module 2 of the grade-level language arts module lessons. In the Grade 5 Life Science Module, students study the cycle of energy and matter in an ecosystem as they construct and refine criteria for a healthy ecosystem. The module begins with an anchoring phenomenon. Students view pictures of a forest ecosystem and are asked, "Is this a healthy ecosystem?
To intertwine scientific knowledge and practices and to empower students to learn through exploration, it is essential for scientific inquiry to be embedded in science education. In this unit, students will first develop an understanding of the biotic and abiotic factors within ecosystems, the characteristics and classification of living organisms, and how plants and animals obtain and use energy to fulfill their needs.
Then, students will delve deeper into the NGSS standards by examining the interdependent relationships within an ecosystem by studying movement of matter between producers, consumers, and decomposers by creating models of food chains and food webs. At the end of this unit, students will study ways that individual communities can use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment.
Today, I will open the lesson by discussing the components of a food chain. Students will then explore the types of matter that flow through an ecosystem. At the end of the lesson, students will reflect and apply their new understanding of the movement of matter by writing a summary. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. Using observations and evidence, students construct an explanation to describe how matter moves amongst plants, animals, and decomposers.
Students describe how matter flows and cycles through an ecosystem using the food chain as a model. Students also beginning learning about the conservation of matter and how the matter on Earth remains constant. The energy released [from] food was once energy from the sun that was captured by plants in the chemical process that forms plant matter from air and water. Food provides animals with the materials they need for body repair and growth and the energy they need to maintain body warmth and for motion.
Organisms are related in food webs in which some animals eat plants for food and other animals eat the animals that eat plants. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their particular needs are met.
A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life. Newly introduced species can damage the balance of an ecosystem. Matter cycles between the air and soil and among plants, animals, and microbes as these organisms live and die.
Organisms obtain gases, and water, from the environment, and release waste matter gas, liquid, or solid back into the environment. With science, it is often difficult to find a balance between providing students with as many hands-on experiences as possible, having plenty of science materials, and offering students a collaborative setting to solve problems.
Any time groups have four or more students, the opportunities for individual students to speak and take part in the exploration process decreases. With groups of two, I often struggle to find enough science materials to go around.
So this year, I chose to place students in teams of three! Picking science teams is always easy as I already have students placed in desk groups based upon behavior, abilities, and communication skills. Each desk group has about six kids, so I simply divide this larger group in half. To encourage a smooth running classroom, I ask students to decide who is a 1, 2, or 3 in their groups of three students without talking. In no time, each student has a number in the air. I'll then ask the "threes" to get certain supplies, "ones" to grab their computers, and "twos" to hand out papers or whatever is needed for the lesson.
This management strategy has proven to be effective when cleaning up and returning supplies as well! Students also explore what "matter" is and how matter moves about in a food chain model. Due to time constraints and age appropriateness, I choose to provide students with a general overview of matter instead of deeply studying the ongoing cycles of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, food nutrients, mineral nutrients, vitamins, and chemical contaminants.
I introduce today's learning goal: I can describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, and decomposers. Then there's decomposers! Decomposers are responsible for recycling nutrients back into the environment when they eat waste, dead plants, and dead animals.
Do you think the sun's energy is the only thing that moves between organisms I am hoping students will discuss different types of matter, including gases and nutrients.
I walk around the classroom and listen to conversations. Some students mention the fact that plants need carbon dioxide and animals need oxygen. I hear another student bring up the nutrients in the soil.
Some other students are a bit stumped on this question! I invite students to come up to the front carpet with their science journals and pencils. Today, I ask students to take notes throughout this discussion. I explain the importance of taking notes in middle school, high school, and college - not only for the sake of studying, but also as a tool for learning.
Students learn more throughout the process of determining which facts are most important and how to organize the facts on paper. I'll often model the note-taking process, especially as a way to support struggling learners, however, today, I want to support students with taking responsibility for the organization of their individual notes.
To start off, I provide students with a clear definition of "food chain" by introducing and discussing the Food Chain Vocabulary Poster. Before jumping in to the meaning of matter, I want to inspire interest in today's lesson and capitalize on student curiosity, so I show the following video on food chains. During the video, I pause several times to discuss key terms.
Students excitedly ask, "Can you wait so I can write that down? After students take notes on each of the following "key ideas," I ask them to turn and teach a partner what they've learned. Now that students have a stronger understanding of the food chain model, I want to move onto the meaning of matter and how matter flows through a food chain!
Teacher Note: Many of the resources text and videos that I found on the movement of matter in an ecosystem are entirely too complex for the 5th grade level! On top of that, most of them focus on a single type of matter such as the cycling of carbon or mineral nutrients.
As I mentioned before, I want to provide students with an overview of matter and how it moves through a food chain. During this exploration process, I explain the types of matter that move between the organisms in the food chain. To ensure a high level of student engagement, students continue to take notes and, after each new concept is introduced, I ask students to "turn and teach" their partners what they've learned. Also, to support my visual learners, I write out each of the key concepts on blue cards before today's lesson.
What is matter? Some students recall from a our Gravity Unit that matter is "stuff" and that everything around us is made of "stuff. Matter is made up of atoms and atoms make up molecules. Here are some examples: a book has matter, you are made up of matter, a pencil has matter Turn and teach: What is matter and what are some examples of matter around us?
We take the time to discuss how air takes up space and has mass by relating this concept with a blown up balloon. This is also an important time to talk about the fact that energy is not matter because energy doesn't take up space and does not have mass. For example, when the rabbit on the poster dies, there are many nutrients still in the rabbit's body. Decomposers break down the remains of the rabbit, returning the nutrients to the environment.
The matter on Earth is never lost or gained. It is used over and over and over. This blows my students' minds so I don't spend too much time on it! Tomorrow, we will discuss each of these more in-depth! Turn and teach: What are some examples of nutrients that are recycled in the food chain model?
Finally, we discuss how some matter that is moved from one organism to the next is not always helpful to the environment. At the end of this exploration, I'm not looking for students to recall every little fact. Instead, I want students to walk away with the understanding that matter, such as food nutrients and water, flows through and is recycled in the food chain model!
Here are a few examples of notes during this time. Now that students have built meaning and understanding by observing, questioning, and exploring, it is important to provide students with the opportunity to document their findings.
For this reason, I invite students to get out their computers to begin typing a summary. Today, students will begin this summary.
Tomorrow, students will complete their summaries! To get students started, I share a Google Document with them. Students copy this document, making it their own editable version.
Tomorrow, students will also work on their paragraphs after studying the six essential nutrients for proper growth even further. Empty Layer. Professional Learning. BetterLesson reimagines professional learning by personalizing support for educators to support student-centered learning.
See what we offer. Sign Up Log In. SWBAT describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, and decomposers. Big Idea In this lesson, students learn about the types of matter that move amongst producers, consumers, and decomposers.
To summarize today's lesson, students will construct a paragraph, explaining how matter flows through the food chain. Lesson Author. Grade Level. SP6 Constructing explanations for science and designing solutions for engineering. XC-EM-UE-2 Matter flows and cycles can be tracked in terms of the weight of the substances before and after a process occurs. The total weight of the substances does not change.
This is what is meant by conservation of matter. Matter is transported into, out of, and within systems. Lesson Overview. Focus 2.
C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in. Some organisms, such as fungi and bacteria, break down dead organisms both plants or plants parts. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their particular. A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life. Newly introduced species can damage the. Organisms obtain gases, and water, from the environment, and release waste matter gas, liquid, or solid back into the environment.
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Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. A Peformance Expectation PE is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info. Modeling in 3—5 builds on K—2 experiences and progresses to building and revising simple models and using models to represent events and design solutions. Engaging in argument from evidence in 3—5 builds on K—2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world s. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.
To intertwine scientific knowledge and practices and to empower students to learn through exploration, it is essential for scientific inquiry to be embedded in science education. In this unit, students will first develop an understanding of the biotic and abiotic factors within ecosystems, the characteristics and classification of living organisms, and how plants and animals obtain and use energy to fulfill their needs. Then, students will delve deeper into the NGSS standards by examining the interdependent relationships within an ecosystem by studying movement of matter between producers, consumers, and decomposers by creating models of food chains and food webs. At the end of this unit, students will study ways that individual communities can use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment. Today, I will open the lesson by discussing the components of a food chain. Students will then explore the types of matter that flow through an ecosystem.
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It is aligned to a group of grade 5 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science.
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