Ecosystems Inquiry Unit Food Chains and Food Webs

Ecosystems Inquiry Unit  Food Chains and Food Webs
Ecosystems Inquiry Unit  Food Chains and Food Webs
Ecosystems Inquiry Unit  Food Chains and Food Webs
Ecosystems Inquiry Unit  Food Chains and Food Webs
Ecosystems Inquiry Unit  Food Chains and Food Webs
Ecosystems Inquiry Unit  Food Chains and Food Webs
Ecosystems Inquiry Unit  Food Chains and Food Webs
Ecosystems Inquiry Unit  Food Chains and Food Webs
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Learning Objective

Students will be able to give examples of both food chains and food webs. Students will become familiar with vocabulary related to ecosystems and the transfer of energy.

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This engaging unit helps students learn concepts associated with Ecosystems, food chains and webs through inquiry-based activities. 6 activities are included in this mini unit:

1. What's For Dinner: Students trace their dinner back through food chains to find the ultimate source of energy, the sun.

2. Making Chains: Students work cooperatively to create food chains using a variety of animal cards. They choose one to make into a chain.

3. Tangled Web: Students investigate the overlapping of chains to create webs.

4. Pass The Energy: This fun kinesthetic activity gets kids up and moving and simulating the transfer of energy within an ecosystem.

5. Order in The Forest: Students learn important vocabulary through a 2 part inquiry activity

6. To review vocabulary from the unit, students play Ecosystems Bingo

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Word Wall Cards and Activities

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Activities are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.

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NGSS5-PS3-1
Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun. Examples of models could include diagrams, and flow charts.
NGSS5-LS2-1
Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. Emphasis is on the idea that matter that is not food (air, water, decomposed materials in soil) is changed by plants into matter that is food. Examples of systems could include organisms, ecosystems, and the Earth. Assessment does not include molecular explanations.
Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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