Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 5

Great food web instruction is in the cards for your class. Inquisitive biology scholars explore the organisms that inhabit freshwater and saltwater in the fifth lesson in a series of seven. Learners play two different card games where they strive to create a working food web from the hand they're dealt, or they experience the setbacks often seen in the coral reefs around the world.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Add one or both of the games to your marine ecosystems unit
  • Challenge the class to think of other possible setbacks that could affect the inhabitants of a coral reef when playing the game in the second activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be able to identify producers and consumers of different levels before playing both learning games
Pros

  • Teacher guide includes rubrics, printables, and pacing guides 
  • Critter Cards for the first activity contain detailed information about each animal, allowing students to create their own food webs
Cons

  • None