In this video, Mariela, Monica, and Dr. Chuck Kopczak will take students on a virtual tour to the California Science Centre, where they will elaborate how organisms fuel themselves. Plants and algae use energy from the sun to prepare food through photosynthesis. They help create complex systems that support entire food webs. For instance, in a kelp forest, snails graze on algae. These snails may be eaten by other animals such as crabs and lobsters, which may then be consumed by sea otters.
This video also features a fun game called ‘Algae Says’ which will help students identify the body structures of aquatic algae.
This video satisfies the 5-LS2-1 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can: 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.