Lesson Plan

Arctic Food Chain

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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. To further engage students in the lesson, consider assigning each child an Arctic plant or animal and having the class arrange and rearrange themselves into food chains. This resource would fit perfectly into a unit investigating the different types of ecosystems found around the world.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
  • A number of ideas are presented for extending learning about Arctic ecosystems
  • Worksheets include images and graphic organizers that support learning about food chains
  • A list of key vocabulary is provided to address during the lesson
  • Students will need supplemental instruction on the different plants and animals found in the Arctic