5 ) Examine the cycling of matter between abiotic and biotic parts of
ecosystems to explain the flow of energy and the conservation of matter.
a. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how food is broken
down through chemical reactions to create new molecules that support growth
and/or release energy as it moves through an organism.
b. Generate a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of
photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and flow of
energy into and out of organisms.
Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards