Ocean Food Chain Teacher Resources

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In this ocean food chain worksheet, students examine 4 pictures regarding the ocean food chain then number them so they are in the correct order. Next, students complete 4 short answer questions about the ocean food chain that require higher order thinking skills.
Fourth graders explore relationships among organisms involved in ocean food chains to investigate interdependence of the organisms.
Learners discover the oceanic food chain.  For this healthy eating lesson, student investigate the fish we eat and the food the fish eat.  Students discover what ocean animals eat seaweed and what everyday foods we eat that also contain seaweed.
Do your students love The Magic School Bus series? Are they studying food chains? With this resource, your class can enjoy watching The Magic School Bus: Gets Eaten and review concepts related to food chains and food webs at the same time. The 16 questions on this instructional activity directly correspond to the video, keeping youngsters focused on scientific theories and learning about ocean food chains more in-depth. Answers are not included in this document.
Young scholars 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.
In this ocean instructional activity, students review the different life forms that can be found in the ocean and how these organisms are connected to each other. This instructional activity has 12 short answer questions.
Teacher guides are wonderful tools with tons of ideas that help you relate content in many different ways. Using the high-interest book, Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark, learners will hone their discussion and reading comprehension skills. Included are vocabulary and comprehension worksheets as well as several wonderful teaching ideas and discussion questions related to the text. Teaching strategies include, compare and contrast, paired reading, critical thinking, and ways to connect text to four other subject areas. Note: I read this book with my first graders and they loved it!
Plankton: so much more than just a SpongeBob character. Three different activities have kids looking at both phytoplankton and zooplankton in pictures, as well as collecting their own samples (depending on your access to a saltwater system) and examining them under a microscope, then creating and testing plankton models. At the end of each lesson, your mini microbiologists discuss and analyze what they've learned. 
In a comprehensive role playing activity, teens play the parts of different stakeholders in the realm of acidic oceans. They research, debate, and create a presentation from the perspective of either ocean organisms, the fishing industry, energy companies, the transportation industry, the recreation industry, or the public. By taking the perspective of one of these key figures, learners are able to delve deeply into the economic, environmental, and ecological impacts of the issue of ocean acidity. Additionally, there is ample teacher background supplied to help you brush up on the important elements of this topic.
Students become familiar with the carbon cycle, the greenhouse effect, and the various ways governments and their people are striving to minimize the negative affects of too much carbon.
Students explore the carbon cycle and the greenhouse effect. In this environmental awareness lesson, students work through a series of activities to identify carbon compounds, explain photosynthesis, and describe the impact of global warming. They will discuss the ways people can help create a natural balance. This lesson contains reference to a video, worksheets and a quiz.
Young scholars create a mural of the food chain of the animals and plants of BC's rocky shore. In this food chain lesson plan, students also play a food chain matching game.
Students complete a unit on the oceans of the world. They explore various websites, compare/contrast ocean mammals and fish, identify coral reefs on a map, label the oceans on a world map, define ocean conservation vocabulary, and list ways the oceans help us.
Students discuss the importance of plankton in the ocean ecosystem. In this biology lesson, students identify the different types plankton by observing them under the microscope. They explain how plankton population affect global climate.
Students explore oceanography by participating in a flash card activity. In this ocean inhabitant lesson, students define a list of ocean related vocabulary terms and answer ocean geography study questions. Students utilize organism flash cards to practice memorizing animal characteristics and facts.
Students build plankton models and compete to see which sinks most slowly. They write, or orally present ,the adaptations they incorporated to slow the sinking rate of their organisms. Race results can be grounds for some prizes!
In this pollution and marine life worksheet, students use 9 given terms related to types of pollution and ocean food chains to complete sentences. Students number the effects of human sewage and soil runoff that harm ocean organisms in the order they happen.
First graders research ocean animals and plants on the web.  In this ocean habitat instructional activity, 1st graders prepare a multimedia presentation.  Students will work on their presentations in pairs and every group should have its own animals or plants.  Students share their work. Each student will write a diamonte poem about their habitat.
Students identify two broad groups of plankton: phytoplankton and zoo plankton. They describe the general body adaptations which characterize each group. They discuss and write about what it would be like to be carried around by the ocean currents, unable to swim against them.
Students conduct a series of investigations on the unique properties of water. In this general science instructional activity, students explain what causes water's surface tension. They explain the different stages in the water cycle.

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