Students will be learning about various aspects of life science. They should have an understanding of the following things once we have completed our unit:
*Identify how symbiotic relationships are categorized.
*Understand that food webs represent an intertwining within the same biological community.
*Understand that plants and some microorganisms are producers.
*Understand that producers are the foundation of the food web.
*Investigate threatened or endangered species in your local environment.
*Explain that producers transform energy from the sun and make food through a process called photosynthesis.
*Compare and contrast what humans/animals and plants need to survive.
*Know that the major source of energy is sunlight.
*Understand that energy flows in one direction – from the photosynthetic organism to consumers and decomposers.
*Understand that the exchange of energy that occurs in an ecosystem can be represented as a food web.
*Understand that the exchange of energy in an ecosystem is essential because all processes of life or all organisms require a continual supply of energy.