Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
Food Chain Teacher Resources
Find Food Chain educational ideas and activities
Producers, consumers, food chains, and plants are the stars of this science lesson. Learners take part in an inquiry which helps them to discover the most effective and efficient way to grow a producer. They have a variety of containers with soil and seeds, and add variables (like fertilizer and worms) to some of the containers in order to change the parameters of the experiment. An excellent lesson!
Sixth graders discuss and describe consumers and producers. They discuss and describe predator-prey relationship. Students review food chains. They form a circle, and each student is given an ecosystem card. Student at the top is given the end of the ball of red yarn to the animal at the top of the food chain.
Students investigate the effects of the food chain on all animals by creating a food web. In this seafood lesson, students discuss energy flow and research a specific marine organism of their choice. Students create a food web in their classroom using the a ball of yarn and representing their chosen organism.
Learners explore the interdependence of the animals and plants in tropical rainforests. They explore the importance of conserving biodiversity and tropical food chains. They create a tropical forest food chain and identify species that live in the Caribbean National Forest.
Students research an animal to define its food web and life cycle. In this animal life cycle instructional activity, students research an animal and define its food web. Students then present their animal food webs to the class and note other animals in the same web. Students combine their animals by connecting with each other using a length of yarn. Students answer discussion questions about their animals.
Fifth graders investigate food chains. In this animal science instructional activity, 5th graders role play the experience of living on a remote island. Students are given picture cards with an animal or plant and decide what eats what. Students draw a diagram of the food chain.