Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas

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Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson uses the book Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas to teach students about photosynthesis and its importance of providing food for ocean marine life as well as the oxygen needed to sustain life on Earth and in the ocean. Students will learn how photosynthesis is crucial for ocean life and how creatures that live deep in the sea depend on sunlight to live, even though they live in dark waters and never benefit from the sun directly.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
8 ) Defend the position that plants obtain materials needed for growth primarily from air and water.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.5.8- Recognize that plants obtain materials needed for growth primarily from air and water.


Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
9 ) Construct an illustration to explain how plants use light energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into a storable fuel, carbohydrates, and a waste product, oxygen, during the process of photosynthesis.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.5.9- Using a given model, recognize that plants use light energy to make their own food during the process of photosynthesis.


Tags: carbon dioxide, Molly Bang, Ocean Sunlight How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas, oxygen, Penny Chisholm, photosynthesis, plants, sunlight
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