FOOD CHAINS & FOOD WEBS, Food Groups, Predator & Prey: Print & Distance Learning

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  1. NGSS LS2 ******HUGE UPDATE****** Nearly doubled and now includes DIGITAL version for ALL 3 UNITS for use in Google Classroom & Distance Learning!***** Living vs. Nonliving, Food Chains and Food Webs, Producers, Consumers, Decomposers and Decomposition! Use for in-person learning, remote instruct
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Food Webs & Food Chains Lessons and Activities include topics of food groups, food webs, food chains, predators, prey, and habitats (read more below.)

Next Generation Science Standards NGSS LS2 Ecosystems **DIGITAL VERSION included to use for Distance Learning or Remote Instruction, Google Classroom, Differentiation, and Technology IMPLEMENTATION**

PART 2 of 3 units. All 3 units can be found in the Ecosystems Unit Bundle. Please download the Preview for more images!

This is a collection of printable and digital lessons and activities following the 5Es of science. Students will decide if something is living or nonliving through inquiry-based activities.

Students explore where food comes from, by thinking about their own experiences and then considering food groups.  Through inquiry, discussions and hands-on sorts, students learn about how energy is transferred from the sun, to producers, and to consumers.  

Students learn about the relationship between and roles of predators and prey.  They practice identifying these species. 

Students learn about a variety of food chains: ladybugs, monarch butterflies, bees, grasshoppers, deer, woodpeckers, and dragonflies.  Students then practice constructing food chains, while explaining the roles of each member as energy is transferred through the system.  

Students learn about a variety of food webs in various habitats: pond life, ocean, beach, woodlands, and have an inquiry project with an arctic habitat (digital version only.)  Students are asked to construct and explain the energy transfer in each food web and are asked to consider how organisms are interdependent.    

Vocabulary skill-work, worksheet practice, and assessments are included in both the printable and digital versions!

DIGITAL VERSION (82 slides):

  • 6 Learning Target Slides (editable & fixed)
  • 25 Informational Slides
  • 43 pages of interactive tasks or worksheets
  • 1 Learning Targets & Feedback Self-Scoring Pages (1 editable)
  • 1 blank slide for teacher creation

Printable Version (92 pages):

5Es Lesson Plan/Activities, include:


Sorts for Food Chains

Science Journals


Concept Cards

Sorts for Food Webs

Variety of Assessments

Real examples (photos)

Learning Targets


Defined Visuals


Technology Skills:

* Camera Tool to insert image

* Selecting

* Dragging elements

* Resizing image

* Text boxes

Next Generation Science Standards NGSS LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics (System Interactions.)

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