Habitats and Food Chains
Students identify the cyclical nature of food chains and discuss common food chain relationships in a variety of ecosystems. They work in small groups to research a specific food chain and make a display of their findings using paper plates.
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Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 12th Science
Nature Walk and Ecosystem Introduction
A food web has no organism higher than a tertiary consumer because there wouldn't be enough energy left to sustain them. The fourth installment in a seven-part series begins with a nature walk to get pupils thinking about their...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable