Food Chain Teacher Resources
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The Farmer's Web
Learners explore food webs. In this food web lesson, students investigate how plants, animals, and people are interdependent upon one another for food and resources. Learners participate in a hands on activity to demonstrate this concept. Resources are provided.
4th - 8th Science 4 Views 26 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 66 Views 326 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
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
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
Links in a Food Chain
Little ones make costumes and act out a rhyme in which there are daisies, bugs, wrens, snakes, and foxes that all interact in a food web. This would be a memorable activity for primary life scientists to participate in as a wrap-up to a basic ecosystems unit.
1st - 3rd Science 4 Views 8 Downloads
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.
6th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Food Chains Through Northwest Coast Art
Fourth graders explore the food chain through Northwest Coast Art forms. In this art lesson, 4th graders discuss the food chain of an animal found in the Northwest and create an artwork using the food chain as the basis of their artwork.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Antarctic Food Chain
Students explore the animals of Antarctica and the Antarctic food chain. They draw pictures of animals to include in a wall collage. Students illustrate the ecosystem's food web and discuss the importance of krill to the Antarctic ecosystem.
K - 3rd Science 6 Views 20 Downloads
Fourth graders use a database on animal diversity to complete the activity. 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
Create a Food Chain
Students discover the connection between plants and animals by discussing simple food chains. Students explore what may happen when parts of a food chain are removed. Students wrap up the instructional activity by writing a story about a food chain.
1st - 3rd Science 3 Views 32 Downloads