Science/Strand III/Content Standard 5/High School/Benchmark 2
Benchmark Question: How does energy flow through
Focus Question: How do plants and animals that are
in a habitat fit into a food web or food chain?
Note: Students will write the names of
plants and animals from their habitat field trip on index cards. See
previous benchmark (SCI.III.5.HS.1). If the
students have not studied a specific habitat, the teacher will generate a
list of names of plants and animals for the students to transfer onto index
Pairs of students will
create a food web using index cards with the names of given organisms from
an ecosystem. Each pair of students will present an explanation of how
these organisms interact with and depend on one another to the class.
Extension: Remove one species from the above
food web. Explain how this change affects the flow of energy through the