Carnivore Teacher Resources

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Pitcher plants are one of the largest carnivorous plants. Its prey-trapping mechanism includes a large pitcher-like cavity that fills with liquid, creating a "lethal pond". Check out this video to see how the pitcher plant forms itself to catch its food.
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 simulate animals in a food chain. In this food chain lesson plan, students are identified as grasshoppers, frogs or hawks. Popcorn is spread across a lawn and students are given baggies (stomachs) and colored sashes to identify each species. Students try to survive and get enough food without being eaten by predators. Variations occur in the simulation and the results are analyzed to compare the "balance" of the food chain.
In this making connections worksheet, students compare and contrast herbivores and carnivores. Students use a graphic organizer to organize their information.
Fifth graders investigate the food chain by viewing video clips. In this food web instructional activity, 5th graders investigate populations and ecosystems by viewing a video in class as well as visiting web sites. Students utilize the Internet to create and print a food web based on their earlier research.

New Review Bearly Any Ice

After reviewing food chains, your class members participate in an arctic predator-prey game that exemplifies the impact of climate change of food availability. If you are in a hurry, skip this lesson, but if you have the time to understand how it is played, it can become a poignant lesson in what is happening with arctic ecosystems.
Students explore the recent research on dinosaurs.  For this dinosaur lesson students write a report on the new findings and how it has changed ideas on dinosaurs. 
First graders research mammals and their characteristics. The coonstruct a diorama of a mammal habitat and make their own mammals from provided materials. They publish a mammal class book using the Storybook Weaver.
Sixth graders identify different animals native to Illinois. They research a specific animal to study more about its characteristics, examine what makes a habitat, and recognize the difference between a food web and food chain.
In this food web design worksheet, students sketch and create an illustration of a food web of a chosen habitat area. Students label the types of feeders and use correctly oriented arrows to show the feeding relationships to show the flow of energy through the system.
In this food chain worksheet, learners draw a food chain plus describe and name an omnivore, herbivore, and carnivore. Students answer nine questions.
Pictures of different animal skulls make this slide show fascinating. The intent is to display the differences in structure among herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. If you do not have animal skull replicas, this presentation would be of great value when teaching adaptations or animal eating habits. The pictures are a bit blurry, but adequate for the task. The format of the presentation is to show the skull, have viewers guess what type of feeder the animal is, and then show the answer.
Uncover the world of animal habitats, food chains, and the ecosystems with this well-put-together presentation. Each slide contains information and images that represent various aspects related to the ecosystem. Habitat, animal adaptations, consumers, producers, and predator/prey relationships are all covered. This is a very nice resource.
Different types of teeth have different roles. Third graders study how molars, incisors, and canines function in a rabbit skull and a cat skull. After answering some questions about the teeth of herbivores and carnivores, kids investigate their own teeth in comparison to other animals.

New Review Habitats Project

Find here a brief overview of a project on a selected animal. Though the title says "habitats," really this is a report on a specific animal. The ten facts listed are to be included in the pupil's choice of a poster or multimedia presentation. Assign this project at the end of an ecosystems unit where you have covered food chains, adaptations, and habitats. 
Students study animal classification and their interactions.  In this animals and engineering lesson students study animal communities and how engineers use this knowledge to create new technologies. 
Pupils memorize a poem using various reading strategies to reinforce the concept of the food chain and the terminology associated with it.
Students explore the relationships within the food chain between plants and animals. They construct modules of food chains, keeping them simple and not complex. They focus on what the animals eat and not on what eats it.
Fourth graders study and investigate why ladybugs are beneficial to our environment by using resources such as the entomology lab, the microscope, and the Internet. In addition, 4th graders study the life cycle of ladybugs and investigate the body parts of insects.
In this science worksheet, students use their notes from the Eyewitness video on dinosaurs to help them select the correct answer for each question. They identify various types of dinosaur fossils found and their specific names.