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Food Web Worksheet
In this food web instructional activity, students match a set of terms with animals on a web, review a set of biome descriptions, choose one at list its producers, consumers and decomposers. Students then use their biome organisms to create a food chain.
3rd - 5th Science 81 Views 387 Downloads
Fourth graders use a database on animal diversity to complete the lesson. Using the information, they discover how organisms are linked to one another by their dependence on each other for food. In groups, they develop their own food chain after searching through the database.
4th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
Junior ecologists relate how food chains and food webs route matter and energy through an ecosystem. They trace feeding levels of a food chain or food web through a pyramid of energy. As a reinforcement activity, learners construct three energy pyramids using some of their mathematical skills to construct them correctly.
9th - 12th Science 57 Views 169 Downloads
The Farmer's Web
Students explore food webs. In this food web lesson, students investigate how plants, animals, and people are interdependent upon one another for food and resources. Students participate in a hands on activity to demonstrate this concept. Resources are provided.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Weaving a Tangled Web
Here is a practical activity for reinforcing understanding of energy flow in ecosystems. Learners identify whether each organism in a list is a producer or decomposer. They tell if each is an herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, or detritivore. Then they construct a food web using those organisms.
6th - 12th Science 64 Views 324 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Science 8 Views 4 Downloads
Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson
While this lesson focuses on the birds and fish found on the Hudson River, it could be adapted for use in any classroom. Using a vocabulary list, learners explore the meaning of words like adaptation, habitat, barbel, and more. Then, they complete worksheets discussing the characteristics of fish, birds, and food chains.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Go To Sleep, Gecko!
Second graders examine the interdependence of organisms using the book "Go To Sleep, Gecko!" They examine a variety of food chains, listen to the book, and answer story comprehension questions. Students then conduct research on food chains and place a list of animals in the correct order of their food chain.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Owls: Top of a Food Chain
Although written for middle schoolers, there is no reason that a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader could not also learn about food chains through the dissection of owl pellets. After you introduce the topic, learners complete an owl research worksheet by visiting "The Owl Pages" website.
3rd - 8th Science 32 Views 47 Downloads
The Fishy Food Web of the Flathead
Tenth graders explore the ecosystem of the Flathead Lake to find how organisms interact. In this ecosystem lesson, 10th graders create a food web, graph organisms in the lake, and answer questions about the interactions of living things in Flathead Lake.
10th Science 17 Views 35 Downloads
What Does Earth Day Mean? - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students possible sources of water pollution, and explain the effects that water pollution can have on the food on the food chain. They Name human and other animal (i.e. fish) illnesses that can be contracted from drinking polluted water, as well as what these illnesses can do to a person or other animal.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
What can young scientists discover from dissecting an owl pellet? Explore the owl food chain, beginning with an introduction to these predatory birds. Suggested strategies here include creating a podcast and purchasing a poster, however this could easily be simplified to reading an informational picture book (consider Sally Tagholm's book Barn Owl).
3rd - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 46 Downloads
Food Chains and Food Webs
Students discuss the characteristics of producers, consumers and decomposers. Using a flow chart, they construct a food chain to visually show how organisms with different energy sources depend upon one another. Students explore a model of a food web and discuss characteristics of each consumer.
7th - 10th Science 48 Views 158 Downloads
From the Top of the Food Chain Down: Rewilding Our World
A eloquent narrative and unique animation expound on the megafauna and megaflora that once dominated the planet and helped keep ecosystems in balance. Is there anything that can be done to undo the damage we've done? The speaker proposes increasing the numbers of top predators as a viable answer.
5 mins 6th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Food Webs and Food Chains
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.
5th Science 6 Views 38 Downloads
What a Web We Weave!
It is always fun to weave a web when studying the relationships in ecosystems! Thirty organism name cards are provided. Divide the class into groups of eight, then give each participant a card and the group a few long strands of yarn. They work together to make connections based on who eats whom.
4th - 6th Science 7 Views 9 Downloads