Conduct an experiment to show how plants depend on air, water, minerals from soil, and light to grow and thrive.
Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
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Develop and use models to compare how animals depend on their surroundings and other living things to meet their needs in the places they live.
Construct an argument to explain why some animals benefit from forming groups.
Develop and use models to determine the effects of introducing a species to, or removing a species from, an ecosystem and how either one can damage the balance of an ecosystem.
Predict what happens to animals when the environment changes (temperature, cutting down trees, wildfires, pollution, salinity, drought, land preservation).
Recognize that some things are living and some are not.