Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms: Plants, plant-like protists (including algae and phytoplankton), and other microorganisms use the energy from light, to make sugars (food) from carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and water from the environment through the process of photosynthesis, which also releases oxygen. These sugars can be used immediately or stored for growth or later use.
Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms: The chemical reaction by which plants produce complex food molecules (sugars) requires an energy input (i.e., from sunlight) to occur. In this reaction, carbon dioxide and water combine to form carbon-based organic molecules and release oxygen. Cellular respiration in plants and animals involve chemical reactions with oxygen that release stored energy. In these processes, complex molecules containing carbon react with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and other materials.
Constructing explanations and designing solutions: Constructing explanations (science) and designing solutions (engineering) in 6–8 builds on K– 5 experiences and progresses to include constructing explanations and designing solutions supported by multiple sources of evidence consistent with scientific ideas, principles, and theories.
Louisiana's Natural Resources: Renewable resources have the ability to self maintain due to the processes of photosynthesis.