Energy and Matter in Ecosystems: CKSci Student Reader

$8.95

In stock

Energy and Matter in Ecosystems introduces Grade 5 students to the scientific concept that energy and matter flow through an ecosystem to individual organisms and back to the ecosystem in a continuous cycle. Students will learn that every organism on Earth needs energy to live. Both energy and matter cycle through an ecosystem. Life on Earth derives its energy from the sun.

Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, photographs, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. For each reader, a Teacher Guide is available separately. All materials may be downloaded and previewed in their entirety.

About This Book

Energy and Matter in Ecosystems introduces Grade 5 students to the scientific concept that energy and matter flow through an ecosystem to individual organisms and back to the ecosystem in a continuous cycle. Students will learn that every organism on Earth needs energy to live. Both energy and matter cycle through an ecosystem. Life on Earth derives its energy from the sun.

Plants and algae take in the energy of sunlight and transform it into the chemical energy of food. When animals eat plants, the chemical energy of food moves into the bodies of animals, so the energy that animals use originally came from the sun.

An ongoing theme of this unit’s activities is an exploration the principles and practices of engineering design, using knowledge of ecosystems and the flow of matter to design solutions that help society.

Related Components

  • Teacher Guide: with detailed lesson plans, activity page masters, additional activities, and assessments

Preview the Book

Download this CKSci Student Reader in its entirety in PDF form.

About CKSci

Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) is a comprehensive program covering life science, earth and space science, physical science, and engineering design practices.

CKSci Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, photographs, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. In general, the content and presentation in CKSci Student Readers for Grades 3-5 are appropriate for young readers from the upper elementary grades through middle school (Lexile levels 650 – 980).

Using CKSci in the Classroom

  • For Language Arts: You can also use CKSci to integrate content-rich nonfiction into your Reading/Language Arts lessons. Reading in the sciences provides background content knowledge that aids in reading across all disciplines.

CKSci Retail Prices

Download a listing of CKSci single copy retail prices.

Bundles:

Paperback
6.7 in. W x 9.6 in. H
46 pages

ISBN: 978-1-68380-542-7

SKU: CKSCIEMESR
  • Questions about this product? Let us know!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.