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Fourth graders investigate food chains. In this living environment lesson, 4th graders begin to understand the interdependence of organisms. Students describe the connections organisms have to the ecosystem. Students research online, draw food webs, write songs, and compare and contrast animals and their roles in their habitats.
Students explore organisms that are part of interconnected food webs. In this food web instructional activity, students choose an animal and research what the animal eats. Students begin with the food chain and branch out into the interconnected web following the organism chosen.
Students study food chains by creating their own slide show using KidPix. They compare information after sharing their slide shows as a whole group. As the children are watching the slide shows of their peers, they tally every time they see an animal that is also in their food chain. This information is turned into a bar graph.
Sixth graders study the food web in a bay. For this food web lesson, 6th graders investigate the SAV- submerged aquatic vegetation of a bay including their predators, and how the organisms eat, have proper living space and water. They complete research guides using the assigned web sites before presenting what they learned to the class in a skit or oral presentation.
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.
Take a field trip to observe Koalas, absolutely! Budding scientists become familiar with the Koala's position in the food chain. They answer questions based on what they see and draw a food chain explaining the Koalas position. Tip: A instructional activity like this can be associated with any animal common to your local area.
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.