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5th Grade

Matter & Energy in Organisms & Ecosystems
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Food Fight

Have fun learning about food webs in this two-player game of survival on the Serengeti! Students chose an animal and compete to earn higher points as they grow their population!
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Food Chain Game

Food chains come to life! When a chain is correctly put together, it turns into an animated working chain! Students build on longer and different types of food chains, then witness how the animals actually interact.

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The Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers Game

Learn about producers, consumers and decomposers in this animated game for students! Determine if common animals are a producer, consumer, or decomposer and watch them in action to explore what those categories mean!

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Break it Down

In this game, students turn each dead thing into rich soil by aiming the right composer at it! Students can recognize which types of composers break down certain materials and watch the soil grow!
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Antarctic Food Web Game

Build a food web–a complex model that shows how various food chains in an ecosystem are connected–using this interactive game. Players must position the names of producers and consumers in the correct places in a diagram. The completed diagram reveals how energy flows through an Antarctic ecosystem and the relationships between predators and prey.
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Energy Flow

Through the process of photosynthesis, plants harness the sun’s energy and in so doing make many forms of life—including human life—possible. What path does this energy follow, and how is it transferred from one type of organism to another? In this interactive simulation learn why 400 pounds of corn can’t be converted into a 400-pound cow.
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Feed the Dingo: An Ecosystem Game

Players strive to create a balanced desert ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a desert depend on one another. They also experiment with how changing the amount of one resource affects the whole ecosystem.
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  • Plants acquire their material for growth chiefly from air and water. (5-LS1-1)

About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”


Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.

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Many of these science resources require Java and Flash. Click below to download.

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