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Buy this today to use as fun notes for whole or small group lecture, or buy to flip your classroom tomorrow. Either way, this PowerPoint will teach your kids what a food chain is, and the names of the consumers as they are placed in the food chain (herbivore, carnivore, etc). This PowerPoint will also compare how a food chain and a trophic pyramid are similar, and your kids should understand the differences between a primary consumer, and a secondary consumer. I use this time to also teach my kids what a keystone species is, and they are so important - so that's included here along with 3 oceanic examples. This PPT teach energy loss, or food webs! I find teaching that later, after food chains and trophic levels, that kids have a better grasp on the vocabulary, because it is a lot. So, see for yourself - I've included a video preview of the entire 23 slide file.
Quality over quantity: Notice this PPT uses data from scientific research, and includes links to two free-access scientific journal articles. I've also embedded links to 2 YouTube videos that do a really good job keeping your visual learners on track. I also use PPT animations to ensure the material presents itself in a manor that's easier to understand.
Key Vocabulary in this PPT:
Phytoplankton, decomposers, autotrophs, photosynthesis, epipelagic zone, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, detritivore, decomposer, trophic pyramid, trophic level, primary producer, primary consumer, copepod, detritus, and keystone species.
Standards (For Florida):
SC.912.L.17.9 - Use a food web to identify and distinguish producers, consumers, and decomposers. Explain the pathway of energy transfer through trophic levels and the reduction of available energy at successive trophic levels.
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