Unit 7: Unpacking Standards

By Malik Bryant

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1. Plants and some microorganisms are producers (they make their own food.) All animals, including humans, are consumers, which obtain food by eating other organisms. Energy entering ecosystems as sunlight is transferred by producers into chemical energy through photosynthesis.

2. Microorganisms- microscopic organisms; Producers- anything that can make its own food; Consumers- an organism that does not produce its own food, but instead eats the food; Decomposers- organisms that decomposes organic material; Bacteria- a group of microorganisms that consist of one of the three domains of living organisms; Fungi- a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds; Food Webs- a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains; Photosynthesis- the process by which plants use the energy of sunlight to and carbon dioxide and water to make food; Co-exist- exist at the same time or in the same place; Ecosystem- a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.

3. Food Web - http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/27997-assign... ;   Photosynthesis - https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/photos... ; Food Chain - http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/food-chain-v...

4. In my opinion, this unit is relevant to my everyday life because it involves living in nonliving things we see everyday.

5. How does the food chain work?; Why is photosynthesis important to plants?; Compare and contrast - Food Chain and Food Web?; Explain how decomposers help animals?; How are ecosystems important for plants and animals?;  How can microorganisms be seen?; How does consumers obtain their food?; How is chemical energy important for plants?; Compare and Contrast- Fungi and Decomposers; Why are domains important to plants and animals?