This powerpoint presentation clearly defines what a decomposer, consumer and producer is and introduces the concept of a food pyramid. The visual aids are thorough and help the students understand abstract concepts.
The powerpoint fits perfectly with the food web and pyramid unit's materials that are sold separately.
This presentation is designed for 8th graders on the Virginia Alternative Assessment Standard for Science. It does not include the materials for the food web unit. This presentation does not include an assessment for the standard, but introduces three vocabulary words and the concept of food webs.
The powerpoint introduces this VAAP standard,
Reporting Category: Force, Motion, Energy, and Matter
The student will investigate and understand how plants and animals, including
humans, in an ecosystem interact with one another and with the nonliving
components in the ecosystem. Key concepts include
c) flow of energy through food webs;