5-LS2-1: Environmental Matter Cycling
Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. (Systems and System Models)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the idea that matter that is not food (air, water, decomposed materials in soil) is changed by plants into matter that is food. Examples of systems could include organisms, ecosystems, and the Earth.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include molecular explanations.
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Decomposers (fungi and bacteria)
Matter (e.g. air, soil, water)
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