Food Chains and Food Webs - This resource is perfect for teachers who need an easy to download and print, engaging lesson on why we have seasons.
Bell ringer/warm-up activity (Engage) - great activity to get your students thinking about science, and to give you a few minutes to transition subjects or classes.
Anchor Charts (Anchor) - there is a student anchor chart that has blank spaces for students to work on as you review the important facts/material by projecting the complete Teacher anchor chart on your screen. I have my students fold the anchor chart in half and glue them into their science journals.
Group Activity (Collaborate) - As a class, every student will pull a card from the bag. Each card will have a picture of a producer, herbivore and carnivore. The students will then get into groups according to their card. Within their group, they will then line up
in number order from least to greatest. Each rabbit must ‘consume’ 3 grasses
starting with the highest number. Next, each cheetah will ‘consume’ 2 rabbits. If
there is not enough grass, the extra rabbits will starve and must sit down, and
if there is not enough rabbits, the extra cheetahs will starve and must sit down.
If a student draws the ‘mushroom’ card, he/she automatically stays in the game
that round since they can decompose any of the organisms.
Discussion Questions: These questions have been written as a follow-up to the Collaborate activity. The Discussion Cards use higher level questions and vocabulary that will help prepare your students for the standardized tests.
Individual Activity (Harness) - Students will practice their knowledge of food chains by creating a paper pizza and then answer questions.
Quiz (Success!) - Assess your student's understanding of Food Chains and Food Webs with the included quiz.
A file with the lesson plan, and all of the answer keys are included.