In this lesson, students will demonstrate their knowledge of food chains and learn about various animals and habitats.
When I do this lesson with my students, I put them into groups of 2 or 3. Each group receives a laptop and researches one of animals. Each group will research facts about its animal, as well as the food chain the animal is a part of. This lesson usually takes about 3-4 days (depending on how much time you have each day). At the end of this packet, I have a page of easy-to-read research tips you can give to your students.
This lesson includes 10 food chain activity sheets.
Desert Habitat- Tarantula and Gila-Monster
African Safari- Lion and Elephant
Woodland Forest- Squirrel and Deer
Rainforest- Jaguar and Piranha
Arctic- Fox and Polar Bear
Students will write their research on these sheets. The students will also create a food chain by illustrating and linking strips of paper together.
*If you prefer, your students can also do this as a take-home project.
If you teach South Carolina history, I have a similar food chain activity.
Food Chains: Featuring South Carolina's State Plants and Animals
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