Food Webs & Energy Pathways
Producers capturing solar energy
An apex predator and its prey

Description: Energy flows through ecosystems, forming a cycle of life and energy.  Using the Peabody Museum's unique specimens and imagery, students will explore energy pathways in different biomes that begin with the sun and fuel all life on our planet.  This web of life connects producers, consumers and decomposers. 

 

Next Generation Science Standards:

5-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics

        5-LS2-1. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants,

        animals, decomposers, and the environment.

 

5-PS3: Energy

        5-PS3-1. Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair,

        growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

 

MS-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics

        MS-LS2-3.  Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy

        among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

 

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