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Food chains and webs
Here is an extremely simplistic look at food chains and webs. It depicts three different food chains, each containing a plant, plant eater, and meat-eater. Learners fill in the missing part of each chain by using the images provided at the bottom of the page.
1st - 3rd Science 22 Views 51 Downloads
Marine Food Web
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.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Fun With Food Chains
Students explore our ecosystem by researching animal eating habits. In this food chain lesson, students identify the links between predator and prey and the energy that passes between organisms based on what their diet consists of. Students identify food chain vocabulary terms such as "omnivore" and "carnivore" before conducting a class food chain game which all students participate in.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 163 Downloads
Where are Koalas on the 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 lesson like this can be associated with any animal common to your local area.
4th Science 5 Views 32 Downloads
Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 2: The Lion as Predator - Feast of Plenty
Middle and high schoolers examine the basics of a mountain lion's diet by examining food chains and food webs. Learners are each assigned one of the lion's prey species and they must construct a food chain for this animal. They see how a small change in one part of the ecosystem can lead to a dramatic change for all species.
6th - 12th Science 15 Views 75 Downloads
Students explore the cycle of how each living thing gets food. For this food chain unit, students participate in four lesson plans that highlight animal vocabulary, habitats, and the role of humans in our ecosystem. Students demonstrate what they have learned through drawing, discussion, and the completion of included handouts.
2nd - 3rd Science 6 Views 62 Downloads
Students create a bulletin board display illustrating food chains they make from a list of ocean organisms. Students also play a game showing what happens when one of the organisms is removed from the food chain and how they are all interdependent on one another.
4th - 12th Science 3 Views 37 Downloads
Students investigate the concept of an ecosystem and how they are interconnected according to a hierarchy. Students are exposed to the "Lion King" as an example of a food chain and this is very relevant. They answer several key questions from class discussion.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 69 Downloads
Water Pollution and Food Chains
Sixth graders study the effect of pollution in our food chains. For this plant biology lesson, 6th graders first experiment with pollution by placing a carnation in colored water. Next they use a food chain triangle to see the concept of "bioaccumulation" and how a polluted plant leads to a polluted human being.
6th Science 3 Views 25 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 3 Views 7 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 Chain Pyramid
Second graders examine how a food chain functions. They define what a food chain is, and act out a food chain with the students acting as different animals. Students then sing the song "I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," and create a food chain pyramid using paper cubes.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 61 Downloads