All living things need each other to survive. But how? By transferring matter. When we eat plants or other animals, the energy from that living thing is transferred or moved to us. Even dying animals and plants play a big role in keeping our ecosystems healthy. Come with us, Mighty Scientists, and let’s discover exactly how all living things rely on each other!
Learn that matter is transferred through our ecosystem by plants being consumed by herbivores and herbivores being consumed by carnivores/omnivores
Understand that matter is anything that has weight and takes up space
Learn that decomposers get energy from rotting plant and animal material
Understand that interconnected means one organism depends on another
Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.