LS2B - Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Produce, consume, decompose...repeat! Examine how matter and energy cycles in ecosystems by watching a video discussing NGSS standard LS2B. The narrator explains the requirements of the standard at each grade level, plus gives tips to ensure pupils of every age achieve mastery.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to continue planning an ecology unit, combining LS2A and LS2B
  • Take the idea of showing images and having pupils identify living and non-living things and use this as an opener each day of the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Students should have mastered aspects of standard LS2A before beginning the finer details of this standard
Pros

  • Narrator shows how to create a clear path from the basic symbiotic relationships to more elaborate food webs
  • The resource blends prior knowledge of photosynthesis into the matter and energy transfer cycles that are the focus of the standard
Cons

  • None