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Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about the polar ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding instructional activity in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments.
9th - 12th Science
How Does an Organism Obtain its Energy?
How energy is passed from one organism to another is the focus of this science lesson. Young scientists discuss how they get the energy they need to live, then take a closer look at food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids in order to gain further understanding of how other organisms obtain what they need to survive.
Focus on building strong technology skills while teaching basic scientific concepts. Fourth graders work with the school media specialist to research, collect digital images, and create a multimedia presentation on food webs. They connect the food web to ecology and integrate technology to share what they know.
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
Protect Our Planet Piece by Piece
What exactly is a food web? Scholars examine endangered species and examine the earth's ecosystems as a big puzzle requiring all pieces to function correctly. Draw a basic web as you explain and discuss what might happen if one animal became extinct.
2nd - 4th Science
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
Explore various ecosystems from around the world as your class discovers the interdependence of all living things. Using the provided sets of ecosystem cards, young scientists work in small groups building food webs to demonstrate the relationships between producers and consumers.
2nd - 5th Science
Wetland Food Webs
Students study life science. For this food webs and food chains comparison lesson, students examine the wetlands to discover the relationships that exist between the animals that live there. They participate in group activities and discussions and also complete independent journal entries.
6th - 8th Science
Weave an Aquatic Food Web
Young scholars 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. Young scholars begin with the food chain and branch out into the interconnected web following the organism chosen.
5th - 7th Science
Food Web in the Bay
Sixth graders study the food web in a bay. In 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.
6th English Language Arts
Arctic Food Chain
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to create food chains involving a variety of Arctic life.
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Bill Nye The Science Guy on the Food Web
Plants. We can't live without them! Bill Nye discusses how every living thing relies on plants using a concept called the food web. In a very visual demonstration, he ties a cord from one picture to another on a three-dimensional structure, tangling himself up in a virtual food web!
2 mins 2nd - 7th Science