In Support of LS2.B (MS): Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Created by NASA Wavelength Last updated 7/26/2018

Throughout the Wavelength collection are resources that support selected Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). To allow for easy incorporation into the classroom, Wavelength has compiled lists of representative resources. Each list will be identified by the DCI component idea it supports.

The list below addresses a Life sciences (LS) component idea, “Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems”- (identified as LS2.B) and centers on the carbon cycle. This list focuses exclusively on grades 6-8, featuring middle school level resources that support this topic.

This list supports the following national standards:
Next Generation Science Standards

This set of resources help build student knowledge needed for following NGSS middle school life sciences performance expectation: MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.