The editable "Trophic Elements PowerPoint and Foldable" was created after I taught "Ecological Energy Flow" and my students were still struggling with defining producers, consumers, scavengers, and detritivores. I learned that not all of them had covered food chains and food webs in primary school.
In this powerpoint and foldable, producers, consumers, detritus, carrion, scavengers, detritivores, decomposers and the food chain arrow are presented with examples of each. This lesson is a great way to begin the unit or to reteach the concepts.
The eight flap foldable has designated areas for students to write in the definitions and examples. I enjoyed this lesson because after writing the definitions we brainstormed examples. I learned a lot about how my students viewed the natural world, it was insightful and entertaining.
There are two types of student foldables. One is for regular and GT students. While the modified foldable is for students with IEPs, 504s or handwriting difficulties. You will also receive two definitions filled in foldables one in red ink and one in black ink.