Access Point #: SC.4.L.17.In.3

Recognize that plants (producers) use energy from the Sun to make their food and animals (consumers) eat plants or other animals for their food.
General Information
Number: SC.4.L.17.In.3
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Interdependence

A. Plants and animals, including humans, interact with and depend upon each other and their environment to satisfy their basic needs.

B. Both human activities and natural events can have major impacts on the environment.

C. Energy flows from the sun through producers to consumers.

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Related Courses

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5020050: Science - Grade Four
7720050: Access Science Grade 4
5020110: STEM Lab Grade 4

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Lesson Plan

Predator and Prey:

In this lesson the students will learn about a predator/prey relationship. They will learn about the role that plants and animals play in their ecosystem and what each role is called. The students will also learn about the limiting factors each ecosystem possesses that prevent any species population from becoming too large.

Type: Lesson Plan

Teaching Idea

Web Of Life:

This resource is a simulation game where students represent plants and animals living in a forest habitat. Sitting in a circle, they connect themselves using string to represent the ways they depend on each other. As they make connections, the string forms a web of life. They will also learn what occurs when an invasive species enters their environment.

Type: Teaching Idea

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