|Subject Area||Comprehensive Science III|
|Unit of Instruction||Matter Cycles - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration|
SC.8.L.18.2 Describe and investigate how cellular respiration breaks down food to provide energy and releases carbon dioxide.
SC.8.N.1.6 Understand that scientific investigations involve the collection of relevant empirical evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses, predictions, explanations and models to make sense of the collected evidence.
SC.912.L.18.7 Identify the reactants, products, and basic functions of photosynthesis.
SC.8.L.18.4 Cite evidence that living systems follow the Laws of Conservation of Mass and Energy.
SC.8.L.18.3 Construct a scientific model of the carbon cycle to show how matter and energy are continuously transferred within and between organisms and their physical environment.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
• investigate how living systems obey the Law of Conservation of Mass
o NOS Focus – Design a controlled Experiment
o NOS Focus – Interpreting data and developing a hypothesis
• explain how matter and energy are transferred in the carbon cycle