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Students identify various types of animal skulls and teeth. In this ecology lesson, students define the terms herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore and study animal teeth and skulls. Students observe the characteristics of the teeth and identify what kind of diet the animal consumed.
Youngsters compare the teeth of plant-eating dinosaurs with those of meat-eating dinosaurs. The concepts of herbivore vs. carnivore are also introduced. There is an excellent worksheet embedded in the plan which shows five skulls of different dinosaurs. Pupils must match up each skull with the food source that dinosaur most likely consumed. Terrific discussion and meaningful learning should result from implementing this resource with your class.
Here's a fine instructional activity that combines poetry with life sciences. Learners carefully listen to a poem that's all about a food chain. As the poem is read, learners name the producer, the herbivore, the carnivore, and the omnivore. Lots of terrific scientific discussion should result from the reading of this poem. Then, pupils get into groups and come up with their own original poem that depicts a food chain. They illustrate their poems, and the products are displayed on the bulletin board.
This is a student-created PowerPoint about carnivorous plants. The first slide describes where they can be found. The next two slides consist of long lists of different types of carnivorous plants. Slide five displays photos of some of these plants. The creator also addresses how they catch food, the difficulty of cultivating, and traits of three different more common varieties. This is not a resource that you would use for teaching about these unusual organisms, but it could be shown as an example should you want to assign presentation creation to your class.
Fourth graders read "Habitat: What Animals Need to Live" then create a Venn diagram for herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore. For this animal survival lesson, 4th graders determine where different animals need to live depending on what they eat, and summarize what elements are needed for survival (food, water, shelter, space).
Students explore our ecosystem by researching animal eating habits. In this food chain lesson, students identify the links between predator and prey and the energy that passes between organisms based on what their diet consists of. Students identify food chain vocabulary terms such as "omnivore" and "carnivore" before conducting a class food chain game which all students participate in.
Students identify animals in ecosystem depicted on 16th Century ceramic basin and classify them as herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores based on physical characteristics and prior knowledge, determine which life forms in ecosystem are producers, consumers, and decomposers, and create food web that shows transfer of matter within ecosystem.
Young scholars study structural animal adaptations and how they aid survival. They examine the differences between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. They investigate the specialized body parts that assist the animals when they eat. They write a menu for an animal that caters to its specific adaptations.
Students explore food chains. In these animal links lessons, students examine a variety of animals and their habitats to discuss the food chain. Students illustrate their favorite pet, sort animal cards into groups by herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore, compare food chain, create a food web, and visit a natural history museum.
Who wouldn't want to read a book about monster plants? Get those kids into informational texts with an engaging topic, like meat eating plants! You'll use the teaching guide to provide structured practice as your class reads to comprehend. They'll make predictions, preview vocabulary, define cause and effect, and engage in small and full group discussions. Everything needed for instruction is included in this well-constructed resource.
Students study the distribution of large mammals and carnivores in an ecosystem. Using maps and historical data, they examine areas for these animals such as refuges, untouched forests, prairies and grasslands. Students determine actions necessary to protect animals and their lands.