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Carnivore Teacher Resources
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Is a deer an herbivore? What about a spider? Experiment with the food chain in an interactive science experiment. After listing the herbivores from a selection of animals, third and fourth graders compare the skulls and teeth of herbivores and carnivores (you'll need to provide the pictures). They then write a play about their findings.
Fifth graders interpret a table of data about food chains in the ocean. They create a food chain to represent the information on the table. Periwinkles eat seaweed, and crabs eat periwinkles - so who eats crabs? Extend the activity with a research activity about carnivore and herbivore dinosaurs.
Learners explore forest ecological systems. In this ecology lesson, students classify forest plants and animals according to their ecological roles. Learners play a related vocabulary guessing game. Students choose a card on which a forest component is written, and construct an ecological web by passing a ball of string to illustrate the relationships between producers and consumers.
Students recognize that some animals eat plants, some eat meat and some both. In this who eats who lesson, students chart animals in a food chain. Students research information from reading articles. Students chart what animals eat on strips of colored paper to make a paper chain of food animals eat.
Skulls tell it all, and with this lesson plan, you will tell it all to your class! Youngsters view animal skulls, analyzing the shape of teeth and the placement of the eye sockets. They associate these adaptations with the types of food the animals ate. The lesson refers to animals that the learners have viewed at a museum. Not to worry, however; you can find photos of animal skulls online or access a terrific animal skulls PowerPoint via Lesson Planet!
Students explore the food chain. In this dinoaur instructional activity, students identify charactersitics of an omnivore, carnivore, and herbivore. Students sort dinosaur picture/word cards into groups by their eating characteristics. Students also search the internet for more information on dinosaur diets.