On Wednesday, we will begin our last science unit, Ecosystems. In this unit, students will learn all about the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community; how energy flows through a food web/food chain; the effect of changes in an ecosystem; and how the flow of energy changes when plants/animals become scarce, extinct, or over-abundant.
This week, we will begin the unit discussing what producers, consumers, and decomposers are; how they interact within a community; what a community is, and what the difference between a habitat, community, and ecosystem are. We will also begin exploring how energy flows through a food chain, starting with the sun.
It's going to be a great unit! We will even have an in-school field trip in May from High Touch High Tech, so look out for the permission slips coming home on Thursday!!!