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Fifth graders examine the circle of life. In this food webs and food chains lesson, 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.
Fifth graders are engaged in a variety of experiences to help them understand simple food webs and food chains. Opportunities are also provided for them to internalize the role different organisms play in food chains and food webs and how energy flows in an ecosystem.
Students consider the interdependency of life in a temperate forest by studying selected organisms from an Asian temperate forest and creating a food web.
Tenth graders examine how energy is lost through different trophic levels.  In this trophism lesson students construct a food web and view a video. 
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.
Students complete a food chain. In this ecosystem lesson, students learn about producers, consumers and decomposers. Students identify herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and complete two worksheets.
Students use art work to demonstrate their understanding of the insect food chain and their ability to camouflage themselves. For this insect food chain and camouflage lesson, students determine what type of animals feed on insects. They make a water-color picture that will be used with the cut-outs to show how an insect can be camouflaged in their surroundings.
Students explore the role that the Arctic hare plays in the Canadian Arctic food web.
Students investigate hunters and prey by creating a food web.  In this animal life lesson, students investigate a single organism in preparation for a field trip, discovering its diet and habitat.  Students each discuss their animal with the class and create a food web using yarn to connect to each other.
Learners analyze the hierarchy of predators and prey.  For this food chain lesson, students discover the different elements in a food chain by illustrating a predator and the prey it would seek.  Learners explain their artwork choices to the class.
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. Small groups use beads and game cards to model how decreasing sea ice impacts the food web. To close, a class discussion ensues about ocean acidification and what pupils learned from the activity. Be sure to consider using the entire unit in your environmental studies course.
Students research animals found in the arctic. They discuss what living things need in order to survive and where they get their food. Students discuss the difference between producers and consumers and create a food web for animals in the arctic.
Fourth graders retell Popol Vuh story in sequence, making parallels between Popol Vuh and food chain, demonstrate intermediate skill in use of basic tools and artmaking process while using Codex to communicate ideas from story, perform improvisational theatrical game, and create machine that shows how food chain works. Four lessons on one page.
Students explore the differences between food webs and food chains.  In this wetland lesson students play a food web game and go on a scavenger hunt. 
Pupils get acquainted with a type of ecosystem and how different organisms of that ecosystem compete with one another for resources. They analyze the submerged aquatic vegetation of a bay ecosystem. Students study plants.
Students explore the food chains in a variety of ecosystems and its relationship to the survival of threatened or endangered marine animals or fish in the ocean. The interdependence of the species is investigated in this lesson.
Students describe the difference betwee herbivores, carnivores and producers. They answer questions related to different food chains. They also examine how pollution affects food chains.
Ninth graders complete a unit of lessons on ecosystems, organism interactions, and energy flow. They create a key for known species of fish, diagram the movement of energy through an ecosystem, and create and present food chains and food webs.
Students, after locating different marine habitats on a globe, play a card game about ecosystems, food webs and organisms.
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. They write an illustrated explanatory paper synthesizing facts about butterfly survival such as mimicry, camouflage, protective coloration, eyespots, or toxins.

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