Building A Classroom Food Web

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From bears and owls to chipmunks and trees, all life depends on the sun for the energy to survive. Young biologists develop an understanding of this big idea as they arrange this series of plant and animal picture cards into food webs that demonstrate the interdependence of all life on Earth.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Perform this activity as part of an elementary life science unit on interdependency in ecosystems
  • Have students work in small groups organizing the picture cards into food chains, sharing their final results with the rest of the class
  • Includes picture cards for 24 different producers, consumers, and decomposers found in forest ecosystems
  • An answer key is provided that identifies the role that each plant and animal plays in an ecosystem
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