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4th Six Weeks
With our program Texas ScienceFusion, we are studying how plants and animals affect one another. We are also exploring how energy passes from one living thing to the next as illustrated in a food chain or food web. Our unit of study focuses on these Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), Big Ideas and Essential Questions.
Unit 11 Energy in Ecosystems
Big Idea: Living things interact in ecosystems. Energy flows from the sun to plants to animals.
Vocabulary (...go study at my quizlet-->) quizlet.com/256127904/4th-six-weeks-life-flash-cards/
environment - ecosystem - population - community - habitat - niche - photosynthesis - chlorophyll - producer - consumer - decomposer - food chain - food web - energy pyramid - extinction- succession
Essential Questions (for exploring the Big Idea)
· What is an ecosystem?
· What are roles of organisms in ecosystems?
· What makes up a land ecosystem?
· How does energy move through ecosystems?
· What role do decomposers play?
· How do environmental changes affect organisms?
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
(9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that there are relationships, systems, and cycles within environments. The student is expected to:
(A) observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the living and non-living elements;
(B) describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers;
(C) predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways; and
(D) identify the significance of the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals.
2017 - 2018 Bell Schedule
7:40 1st Bell
7:50 Tardy Bell
7:55 - 8:55 Intervention
9:00 - 10:00 Specials
10:05 - 11:05 First class
11:10 - 12:10 Second class
12:10 - 12:30 DEAR Time
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:20 Recess
1:20 - 2:20 Third class
2:25 3:25 Fourth class