Grade 6 : Standard 2 - Interdependence

Conceptual Strand 2

All life is interdependent and interacts with the environment.

Guiding Question 2

How do living things interact with one another and with the non-living elements of their environment?

Grade Level Expectations

Checks for Understanding

State Performance Indicators

GLE 0607.2.1 Examine the roles of consumers, producers, and decomposers in a biological community.

GLE 0607.2.2 Describe how matter and energy are transferred through an ecosystem.

GLE 0607.2.3 Draw conclusions from data about interactions between the biotic and abiotic elements of a particular environment.

GLE 0607.2.4 Analyze the environments and the interdependence among organisms found in the world’s major biomes.

 

0607.2.1 Compare and contrast the different methods used by organisms to obtain nutrition in a biological community.

0607.2.2 Create a graphic organizer that illustrates how biotic and abiotic elements of an environment interact.

0607.2.3 Use a food web or energy pyramid to demonstrate the interdependence of organisms within a specific biome.

0607.2.4 Create poster presentations to illustrate differences among the world’s major biomes.

SPI 0607.2.1 Classify organisms as producers, consumers, scavengers, or decomposers according to their role in a food chain or food web.

SPI 0607.2.2 Interpret how materials and energy are transferred through an ecosystem.

SPI 0607.2.3 Identify the biotic and abiotic elements of the major biomes.

SPI 0607.2.4 Identify the environmental conditions and interdependencies among organisms found in the major biomes.

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Lesson Plans with Old Standards

Links for Biomes

Interdependence of Plants and Animals

Ecosystem - all the living and nonliving things that can be found in a particular area

   

 

 

Wetlands, Swamps and Oceans

  1. Make origami paper crane - video showing how to fold paper crane   http://www.planetpals.com/IKC/peacecrane.html

  2. Animals I Spy http://www.mbayaq.org/lc/activities.asp

  3. Enchanted Learning Website - Ocean Animals Label Me! Printout. (Fill in the blanks to label animals)

  4. Read and complete biome booklets found at Enchanted Learning http://members.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

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Forest Biomes (Rainforest, Deciduous, and Boreal)

  1. Read and complete biome booklets found at Enchanted Learning (Forest Animals)  http://members.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

  2. Read and complete biome booklets found at Enchanted Learning (Rainforest Animals) http://members.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

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Polar, Tundra, and Desert

  1. Animals of the Artic Tundra http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/images/Arctic_Tundra/arctic_repro.pdf

  2. Read and complete biome booklets found at Enchanted Learning (Desert Animals) http://members.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

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Interdependence of Plants and Animals

Students make a flow chart illustrating that plant give off oxygen which animals breath, and animals give off carbon dioxide which plants need. http://www.teachtheteachers.org/projects/MBergey/photo_worksheet.html

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Relationships Among Organisms

Discuss each relationship

Print photos using links below. Students sort photos according to relationships.

Examples from the Internet

http://www.oceanfootage.com/stockfootage/Sea_Slug

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