This packet includes two letters and a set of short answer questions. I use this to introduce the ideas of ecosystems and the food chain by talking about going to the aquarium with a friend. As a class we go through and read the letters and talk about the different questions. Then the students go back to their seats independently and work on the short answer questions. They use the strategy RACE for answering their questions.
Following this activity, we will dive into learning about the ecosystems and the food chain. This is just a quick introduction.