A Food Pyramid Built From Corn
Students examine the multiple roles of corn in the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, and build their own corny one.
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Energy and Biomass Pyramids
Young scientists play tag as they act out the food pyramid in the ocean ecosystem. Energy circles pass from the smaller prey to the predators and at the end of the activity, a data chart and analysis questions allow pupils to apply their...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods
Many of the foods pilgrims ate include foods people still eat at American Thanksgiving celebrations today. The turkey, a domesticated animal native to the Americas, often finds itself the center of attention on this holiday. Today's corn...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What's Wrong with Our Food System
In this engaging video, 11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations...
5 mins 6th - 12th 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