Poetry is a rhythmic way to help students familiarize themselves with new science words while also working on everyday vocabulary, rhyming words, and word families. This poem was written to complement any life science unit about the energy flow in ecosystems and the parts of that system. Students practice science vocabulary while learning to read fluently.
Although this type of activity is helpful for English Language Learners because of the repeated vocabulary practice, all students benefit from this different way of approaching science content. Also, some students really enjoy performing poems for their friends and classmates and acting it out, too, with their own routines!
After being introduced as a whole class, the poems could be placed in a center activity for students to practice reading aloud in pairs and then illustrate the meaning of each stanza of the poems.
This file contains 3 poems/songs about food chains, food webs, and photosynthesis to help students reinforce what they are learning in science about how energy is transformed and flows through an interdependent ecosystem.
Science Poems Ecosystem Energy Flow
by C. Colley
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