I Have...Who Has...Ecosystems
Fun Science STAAR Vocabulary Review Activity
Some of the Vocabulary on these Cards:
Pass out one card to each student in the class. Choose one student to read his card aloud first. After the card is read, the person who has the answer to the question reads his/her card aloud. Play continues this way until you return to the original reader.
The teacher can follow along with the answer key to ensure that the cards are being read in the correct order.
Another way to play is for students to put themselves in order by walking around room and finding the matches to their cards.
Supports the Following Texas Standards:
5.9 A observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystems by interacting with the living and non-living elements
5.9 B describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers
5.10 A compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals
5.10 B differentiate between inherited traits of plants and animals such as spines on a cactus or shape of a beak and learned behaviors such as an animal learning tricks or a child riding a bicycle
5.9 C predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways
5.9 D identify the significance of the carbon-dioxide-oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals
5.10 C describe the differences between complete and incomplete metamorphosis of insects
3.9 A observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities within an ecosystem