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Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about the polar ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science 74 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Arctic Food Chain
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to create food chains involving a variety of Arctic life.
3rd - 6th Science 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore various ecosystems from around the world as your class discovers the interdependence of all living things. Using the provided sets of ecosystem cards, young scientists work in small groups building food webs to demonstrate the relationships between producers and consumers.
2nd - 5th Science 82 Views 68 Downloads
New Review Energy Flow in the Garden
How can you tell what an owl has eaten? Study the food chain and flow of energy in an ecosystem by dissecting an owl pellet and noting the bones found inside. Additionally, the lesson includes a game about consumers and producers with a list of many animals and plants.
4th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
5 Step Food Chain Lesson
Have your class discuss food chains using this resource. Learners watch a presentation on the food chain and how we are dependent on the smallest life forms. They write newspaper articles and create an illustration describing the food chain.
3rd - 6th Science 42 Views 364 Downloads
Butterflies in Hiding
Introduce predation, camouflage, and environmental adaptations to your fourth graders. The class takes turns reading The Magic School Bus, Butterfly and the Bog Beast, then they discuss how butterflies use camouflage to hide from predators.
4th Science 28 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dead Stuff: The Secret Ingredient in Our Food Chain
A disgusting and direct description of detritus and decomposition is digested in this drill! Your life science class learns about the importance of decomposers in the food chain and finds out how one organism's trash is another organism's treasure!
4 mins 6th - 9th Science 8 Views 5 Downloads
The Food Chain
Students define food chains, recognize fossil park food chains and discuss man's impact on food chains. In this food chain lesson, students participate in activities to diagram a food chain and understand the impact of humans on the food chain.
1st - 3rd Science 18 Views 326 Downloads
Food Webs and Food Chains
Fifth graders examine the circle of life. In this food webs and food chains instructional activity, 5th graders examine the interdependence of organisms in ecosystems as they consider how energy flows through the web or chain. Students create a food web of an ecosystem.
5th Science 49 Views 382 Downloads
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a lesson with cross-curricular applications in science, math, and geography.
3rd - 6th Science 102 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Local Food Chains
Fourth graders study about food chains. With the assistance of a local biologist, Students hike the school trail system. They explore ecosystem and collect data by charting the organisms found and identifying the energy source. They create a graphic organizer for a local food chain.
4th Science 14 Views 42 Downloads
The Owl's Pellet
Here is a fantastic lesson your class is going to love! They get to dissect owl pellets in order to better understand the food chain as well as producers, consumers, and decomposers. They examine several websites, discuss the food chain, dissect owl pellets, draw diagrams, and compose detailed paragraphs describing how the pellets show the food chain in action.
4th Science 30 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 2: The Lion as Predator - Feast of Plenty
Middle and high schoolers examine the basics of a mountain lion's diet by examining food chains and food webs. Learners are each assigned one of the lion's prey species and they must construct a food chain for this animal. They see how a small change in one part of the ecosystem can lead to a dramatic change for all species.
6th - 12th Science 25 Views 84 Downloads
Learners take a look at the relationship between organisms in food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids. After an opening demonstration by the teacher, pupils are split up into groups. Each one is assigned an environment such as: ocean, pond, forest, and desert.
4th Science 103 Views 157 Downloads
Focus on building strong technology skills while teaching basic scientific concepts. Fourth graders work with the school media specialist to research, collect digital images, and create a multimedia presentation on food webs. They connect the food web to ecology and integrate technology to share what they know.
4th Science 7 Views 19 Downloads
How Does an Organism Obtain its Energy?
How energy is passed from one organism to another is the focus of this science lesson. Young scientists discuss how they get the energy they need to live, then take a closer look at food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids in order to gain further understanding of how other organisms obtain what they need to survive.
5th Science 16 Views 48 Downloads
Breaking the Food Chain
Throughout history, the growth of big cities has resulted in the destruction of ecosystems. In the case of Chicago, IL, a grassland that was once home to bison, deer, wolves, and foxes quickly became a booming city of over three million people.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 48 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding activity in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments.
9th - 12th Science 30 Views 22 Downloads