Grade 5 : Standard 2 - Interdependence
Conceptual Strand 2
All life is interdependent and interacts with the environment.
Guiding Question 2
How do living things interact with one another and with the non-living elements of their environment?
Grade Level Expectations
Checks for Understanding
State Performance Indicators
GLE 0507.2.1Investigate different nutritional relationships among organisms in an ecosystem.
GLE 0507.2.2 Explain how organisms interact through symbiotic, commensal, and parasitic relationships.
GLE 0507.2.3 Establish the connections between human activities and natural disasters and their impact on the environment.
0507.2.1 Evaluate producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships.
0507.2.2 Classify interspecific relationships within an ecosystem as mutualism, commensalism, or parasitism.
0507.2.3 Create a simple model illustrating the interspecific relationships within an ecosystem.
0507.2.4 Analyze basic information from a body of text to identify key issues or assumptions about the relationships among organisms in an ecosystem.
0507.2.5 Create a poster to illustrate how human activities and natural disasters affect the environment.
SPI 0507.2.1 Describe the different types of nutritional relationships that exist among organisms.
SPI 0507.2.2 Distinguish among symbiotic, commensal, and parasitic relationships.
SPI 0507.2.3 Use information about the impact of human actions or natural disasters on the environment to support a simple hypothesis, make a prediction, or draw a conclusion.
Tennessee Vocabulary 2009 Version with this Unit
predation, mutualism, commensalism, or parasitism
PowerPoint with examples of mutualism http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/ccorbin/mutualismexamples.ppt
United Streaming Video
Video Segment Biotic Factors [03:57] http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=D76B8E87-47D9-481C-A5D1-C54FA6FE90BD&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Video Segment Symbiotic Relationships Among Sea
Examples from the Internet
Experiments on Acid Rain
ACTIVITY AND PROCEDURES:
1. Place a piece of chalk in pan.
2. Using an eyedropper, have one student drop vinegar
onto the chalk in a constant stream.
3. Observe the fizzing on the surface of the chalk
when the vinegar is dropped.
4. Notice the crumbling of the chalk.
Bottle Ecosystem http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirt/ecosys/lab.htm