Grade 4 : Standard 3 - Flow of Matter and Energy

Conceptual Strand 3

Matter and energy flow through the biosphere.

Guiding Question 3

What scientific information explains how matter and energy flow through the biosphere?

Grade Level Expectations

Checks for Understanding

State Performance Indicators

GLE 0407.3.1 Demonstrate that plants require light energy to grow and survive.

GLE 0407.3.2 Investigate different ways that organisms meet their energy needs.


0407.3.1 Create a food web that illustrates the energy relationships between plants and animals and the key issues or assumptions found in the model.

0407.3.2 Classify organisms as carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores.

0407.3.3 Identify how a variety of organisms meet their energy needs.

SPI 0407.3.1 Determine how different organisms function within an environment in terms of their location on an energy pyramid.




Lesson Plans Using Old Standards


Plant Structures

Edible Plant Parts

How Animals Get Food and Oxygen