Science/Strand III/Content Standard 5/High School/Benchmark 5
Benchmark Question: How do carbon and soil nutrients
cycle through selected ecosystems?
Focus Question: How do plants and animals use
materials in the processes of photosynthesis and respiration?
Students will work in small
groups and write a story explaining how the carbon in carbon dioxide passes
from plants to animals, from animals to decomposers, and from decomposers
back to plants. Students will include explanations of photosynthesis and
cellular respiration in their stories. The teacher will tell them their
target audience is a class of upper elementary students. Diagrams or visual
aids may be added.