Identify the Sun as a source of energy that drives an ecosystem. Describe the path of energy from the Sun to the producers then to the consumer in the food chain. Recognize that an organism has dependent and independent relationships in an ecosystem.
Science is a human endeavor involving knowledge learned through inquiring about the natural world. Scientific claims are evaluated and knowledge changes as a result of using the abilities and understandings of inquiry. The pursuit of scientific knowledge is a continuous process involving diverse people throughout history. The practice of science and the development of technology are critical pursuits of our society.
Scientific inquiry involves asking scientifically-oriented questions, collecting evidence, forming explanations, connecting explanations to scientific knowledge and theory, and communicating and justifying the explanation.