Home, Sweet Habitat (5th Grade)

Investigate local forests, wetlands, and meadows by studying animals and their interconnected food webs. Explore these habitats during the field trip while further observing the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in the ecosystem.

Program options: Your location, OWCC field trip, or combination

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  • The food of almost any kind of animal can be traced back to plants. Organisms are related in
  • Matter cycles between the air and soil and among plants, animals, and microbes as these food webs in which some animals eat plants for food and other animals eat the animals that eat plants…. A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life. (5-LS2-1) organisms live and die. Organisms obtains gases, and water, from the environment and release waste matter back into the environment. (5-LS2-1)
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