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8th Grade Standard II-Objective 1 Energy in Plants & Animals

Standard II: Students will understand that energy from sunlight is changed to chemical energy in plants, transfers between living organisms, and that changing the environment may alter the amount of energy provided to living organisms.
Objective 1: Compare ways plants and animals obtain and use energy.

Enduring Understanding: The sun is the source for essentially all biological energy. Plants store captured light energy as chemical energy in sugars. Animals eat plants to obtain the energy and matter that they need. The energy from food is used for mechanical and heat energy. The matter is used to build the cells of the organism.

"I Can" Statements

  1. I can explain why photosynthesisis important.
  2. I can compare and contrast respiration and photosynthesis.
  3. I can trace the path of the suns' energy through a living system.

Multiple Choice/Essay Test
Performance Test-Measuring CO2 Production by Yeast

Curriculum Map .... Pacing Guide

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
Core Tracker
Watching Photosynthesis
Yeast and Carbon Dioxide
Energy Transfer
Comparing Photosynthesis and respiration
Tracing the Flow of Energy
Flow Chart
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