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Science Bell Ringers 5th grade Ecosystems & Plant’s Needs & Energy From Food


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Do you want some 5th-grade science bell ringers? They are a great way to review 5th-grade science concepts on Ecosystems, Plants’ needs, and how energy from food is used to run our bodies. This set includes 21 bell ringers for 5th-grade Science. Each bell ringer will take about ten minutes for students to complete. This is SET TWO for 5th-grade Bell Ringers and covers a different set of standards than SET ONE. They come in printable full-page format (PDF) and Google Forms™. 

What is included in the 5th grade Science Bell Ringers?

  • 21 printable bell ringers (full page)
  • 21 Google Forms™ (self-grading)
  • Answer Keys

Covers these concepts:

Movement of Matter in Ecosystems

What do plants need to grow?

•How do animals use their food to stay warm, move their body, and breathe?

•Movement of energy and matter in ecosystems

•Trophic Levels






•Food Webs

•Food Chain

•The Sun as the Source of energy

•Plants and Photosynthesis

•Plants need sunlight and water

•Plant adaptations

Animals use energy to

•Repair tissue

•Stay warm

• move their muscles

Standards Addressed:

5-PS3-1. Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun

5-LS1-1. Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. [

5-LS2-1. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

Utah SEEd 5.3.1

Construct an explanation that plants use air, water, and energy from sunlight to produce plant matter needed for growth. Emphasize photosynthesis at a conceptual level and that plant matter comes mostly from air and water, not from the soil. Photosynthesis at the cellular level will be taught in Grades 6 through 8. (LS1.C)

Utah SEEd 5.3.2

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information that animals obtain energy and matter from the food they eat for body repair, growth, and motion and to maintain body warmth. Emphasize that the energy used by animals was once energy from the Sun. Cellular respiration will be taught in Grades 6 through 8. (PS3.D, LS1.C)

Utah SEEd 5.3.3

Develop and use a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. Emphasize that matter cycles between the air and soil and among plants, animals, and microbes as these organisms live and die. Examples could include simple food chains from ecosystems such as deserts or oceans or diagrams of decomposers returning matter to the environment. Complex interactions in a food web will be taught in Grades 6 through 8. (LS2.A, LS2.B)

Use online or on paper!

These bell ringers are no prep!  Just print and use or use the link for the Google Form™.

Would you like a few minutes at the start of the science lesson to review the material and have the students work on something quietly while you set up for a class?


Types of Questions

•Multiple Choice

•Fill in the blank

•Label the diagram

•Match the vocabulary word to the definition

•Solve the Riddle

•True and False

Science Bell Ringers 5th grade Ecosystems & Plant's Needs & Energy From Food Science Bell Ringers 5th grade Ecosystems & Plant's Needs & Energy From Food

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