Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles

Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles
Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles
Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles
Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles
Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles
Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles
Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles
Food Web Lesson, Predator and Prey Cycles
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This is an 1100 slide PowerPoint presentation that includes critical class notes (red slides), many really exciting hands-on class activities with worksheets that follow the slideshow, one is an outdoor simulation of predator prey cycles, one is an indoor version. An exciting food web activity, habitat activity with transparency sheets, video links, review questions, three page homework sheet, answer key, flashcards, lesson notes, and much more.

Note: This lesson bundle covers many topics associated with community ecology and just picking a few for the title was difficult.

Also included is a 160 slide review game and game template sheet that concludes the lesson bundle for a fantastic review of the unit

Please do not purchase my levels of biological organization or habitat lesson as they are provided here.

Areas of Focus within this PowerPoint: Levels of biological organization, niches, needs of living things, habitat, competition, types of competition, Food Webs, Predator Prey Relationships, limiting factors, Feeding strategies, Herbivore defenses, Carnivore Offenses,Gregarious Mammals, Predator Prey Graphs, Predator Prey Simulation.

This PowerPoint includes critical notes, exciting visuals, challenge questions, and a neat simulations which requires students to forage for seeds in the grass (GOYA seeds from supermarket work well)or hunt mice by tossing transparency circles onto a provided sheet. In the outdoor simulation, the seeds range from large white bean seeds (generalist) to tiny green split pea seeds (specialists). Predators make finding enough food to survive difficult. Habitat gets introduced in the later rounds with Hula-Hoops. Another activity graphs predator prey cycles by tossing colored note cards onto a table. The populations of rabbits and coyotes fluctuates in the activity much like nature. Teacher will need to accumulate a considerable amount of note cards. The Rabbit note cards are 1/4 the size of a regular note card and the coyotes are a full note card. Directions to all of the activities are built-into the slideshow to assist the students and teacher. The food web activity has the students record the name of an animal on a note card and sit in a circle. The teacher then begins the process of connecting string to the organisms that rely on each other. I have the students use a plastic coat hanger so the sting doesn't hurt their fingers / hand. The web becomes quite complex. The teacher then cuts the string from certain species (removed from ecosystem for various reasons such as loss of habitat) and the web collapses. This is a neat PowerPoint full of really exciting activities. Review games conclude the lesson that have students guess pictures that are underneath some shapes. Each slide removes more of the picture beneath.

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Ecology Interactions Unit which includes a 3000+ slide PowerPoint, bundled homework / assessment, modified assessment, detailed answer key, and unit notes that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. This larger file also includes PowerPoint review games, videos, lab handouts, and much more.

Ecology Interactions Entire Unit, HW, Notes and more
Ecology Interactions Unit

This unit includes all of the following and much more...
Ecology Interactions Entire Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Key
Levels of Biological Organization, Community Ecology
Niche, Needs of Living Things Lesson
Food Webs, Activity, (350 Slides), HW, Notes and much more
Animal Habitat Activity, Hands-on, and much more
Camouflage and Mimicry Lesson (400 Slides) HW, Notes and much more
Population Sampling and Biodiversity Lesson
Animal and Plant Symbiosis, Mutualism, Parasitism, Commensalism (500 Slides) HW, Notes and more
Exotic Species Lesson, Create a WANTED poster, and much more
Ecology Interactions Unit Review Game
Ecology Interactions Unit Crossword with Solution
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

I also sell all 20 Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (4600+ slides), 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and School and classroom license.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Ecology and the Environment Lessons and Units that I offer on TpT...

Ecology Feeding Levels Entire Unit (1000+ Slides), HW, Notes and more.
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit

The Ecology Feeding Levels Unit Includes all of the following and more...
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Key (FREE)
Food Chains, Energy Flow in an Ecosystem, Producers, Consumers, Decomposters, (650 Slides), HW, Notes and more
Ecology Food Chain Board Game
Community Ecology, Competition, Activity, Quiz, and more
Animal Teeth / Dentition, Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores, (200+ Slides) HW, Quiz, and More
Biomass Pyramids, Energy Flow, Pyramid of Numbers, Activity, and more
Biomagnification and Bioaccumulation of Pollution in Aquatic Systems, Simulation Activity, HW, Notes, (299 Slide PowerPoint) and more
Feeding Levels Unit Crossword with Solution
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

Ecology Abiotic Factors Entire Unit (2700+ Slides), HW, Notes and more
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

This unit includes all of the following and more.
Ecology Interactions Entire Unit
Light, Plants, and Animals Lesson
Warm and Cold Bloodedness, Animals, Isopod Lab Project and more
Abiotic Factors Unit Crossword with Solution
Water Cycle Lesson, Quiz, HW, and much more
Carbon Cycle Lesson, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration
Nitrogen Cycle , Phosphorus Cycle, pH, Acid Rain, Nutrient Pollution in Aquatic Systems (470 slides) HW, Notes and much more
Biogeochemical Cycles Review Game, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle, pH Acid Rain, Phosphorus Cycle
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit

Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)

Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Botany Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)

Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit

Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)

Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Curriculum Tour

Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Best wishes,

Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Total Pages
1,100 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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