Food Chains – Food Webs Food chains and food webs are part of most curriculum standards. Help kids learn this concept with strong visuals!
This unit introduces young children to food chains and food webs. As teachers, we know how much children are fascinated with real animals. So, we used photographs of live critters. There are many color photographs in this unit from an award-winning photographer.
Unit Highlight Concepts
food chain, food web, energy, oxygen, nutrients producer, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, decaypredator, prey
PowerPoint – Food Chain and Food Webs
This PowerPoint introduces food chain and webs and the vocabulary concepts listed above. 23 pages.
Bulletin Board Display
This unit provides directions and materials for an art display representing a forest food web.
• Included are 7 large colored photographs of forest animals with the animal’s name
• Included: bulletin board title, food chain and arrows to show flow of energy in the food web.
• Student use the best word to complete simple sentences about a food chain.
• Student colors a simple food chain example – tree, caterpillar and bird.
• Student cuts out photos of desert living things and pastes them in the proper order to make a desert food chain.
• Student cuts out photos of living things and pastes them in the proper order to complete several simple food chains.
• Student creates a food chain using Styrofoam cups. Student cuts out photos of living things found in a backyard and glues the artwork on cups. Student then stacks the cups in order to represent a food chain.
• Student creates a food chain ribbon to hang. The student cuts out forest living things and pastes them on the ribbon to represent a forest food chain.
• Student completes several worksheets related to showing the energy flow through food chains and food webs. The student uses arrows to show the energy flow.
Meets State Standards for Science
• Living things depend on each other using the concept of food chains.
• Identify flow of energy in a food chain.
• Plants need special things to make food.
• Helps students develop informational science literacy skills.
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