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Matter and Energy in Organisms & Ecosystems

Total Unit Running Time: 30-40* minutes

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FIELD TRIP : Photosynthesis Around The States 

Running Time: 6:31 


Traverse a few different geographic regions across the United States with VVR Host, Jim Kent. Stopping in the very  diverse climates of Washington, Louisiana, and Minnesota, as well as a botanical garden in Iowa, students will  learn about conifers vs. flowering trees, as well as how the process of photosynthesis varies from place to place. For more information, visit https://frontiersin.org/research-topics/4445/photosynthesis-within-changing-cli mate-conditions

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Running Time: Self-paced* 

Students control their flight through the sky while diving through rings as the way to select correct answers to  questions posed in the clouds. Leaning forward and slightly turning their body allows students to control their  flight speed and direction, avoiding abstract hazards in the atmosphere as they recall information they learned  while completing other pieces of this unit.

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STORY 1 : What A Tangled Food Web

Running Time: 4:52 


Topics Covered  

  • Organism energy transfer 
  • Food web structure 
  • Cycling of matter & energy

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills

  1. C (BT2—comprehension)
  2. B (BT2—comprehension)
  3. C (BT4—analysis) 
  4. D (BT5—synthesis) 
  5. B (BT1—knowledge) 
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STORY 2: Sugar: The Origin Story

Running Time: 5:45 

NGSS: HS-LS1-5, HS-LS1-6, HS-LS1-7, HS-LS2-4 

Topics Covered 

  • Composition of ATP & ADP 
  • Process of photosynthesis 
  • Energy transfer

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills

  1. D (BT2—comprehension)
  2. A (BT4—analysis) 
  3. D (BT1—knowledge) 
  4. C (BT2—comprehension)
  5. D (BT5—synthesis)
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TEACHER DEMO: Fermentation With Wendy 

Running Time: 8:46 


Vocabulary: cellular respiration 

Topics Covered 

  • Aerobic vs. anaerobic respiration 
  • Cellular inputs & outputs in fermented food

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills 

  1. D (BT5—synthesis) 
  2. D (BT4—analysis) 
  3. C (BT1—knowledge) 
  4. C (BT2—comprehension) 
  5. B (BT3—application

RELATED STEM CAREERS : Zymologist, Fermentation Scientist, Microbiologist

Science Standards: 

NGSS: HS-LS1-5, HS-LS1-6, HS-LS1-7, HS-LS2-4; TEKS: 112.34(c.3.D), 112.34(c.3.F), 112.34(c.4.B), 112.34(c.9.B), 112.34(c.9.C), 112.34(c.12.C),  112.35(c.3.D), 112.35(c.3.E), 112.35(c.3.F), 112.37(c.6.E); CPALMS: SC.912.L.17.9, SC.912.L.18.5, SC.912.L.18.6, SC.912.L.18.7, SC.912.L.18.8,  SC.912.L.18.9, SC.912.L.18.10, SC.912.L.18.12, SC.912.P.10.1