Science Stations - Flow of Energy (Food Webs, Chains, and Energy Pyramids)

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This Flow of Energy Science Stations Set has 8 different stations on the feeding relationships and flow of energy in food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids. It is intended for middle school, but could be easily adapted for upper elementary.

Print-outs, directions, and teacher answer keys are provided.

You will also receive the "Opening the Door to Science Stations" document that contains 11 different signs for creating stations around your classroom along with ideas on how to begin using stations in your science classroom, the reasons why you should be doing stations, ways to implement stations, and some ideas for adding/creating your own stations.

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The stations included in this set are:

Sort It: Students will sort cards, creating sets that include a term, definition, and related picture. Terms are: producer, decomposer, primary consumer, secondary consumer, tertiary consumer. A corresponding (optional) foldable is included.

Explore It: Students will identify as many food chains as possible from an existing food web. Then they will identify each organism as either a producer, primary consumer, secondary consumer, or tertiary consumer.

Media-Tech It: Students will watch a BrainPop video on Food Chains and complete a corresponding quiz and activity. This is a free video, but you could substitute any other related activity in this station.

Read It: Reading passage on Energy Pyramids and the transfer of available energy from one level to the next.

Create It: Students create a food chain from a list of organisms. Then transfer this information into an energy pyramid. A series of additions are made to the energy pyramid as students learn that the available energy decreases by 90% as you move up the pyramid. The base of the pyramid begins with 79,000 Joules and students are asked to complete the amount of energy available at each level.

Draw It: Students will use a provided list of food chains to create a food web. They will then categorize each organism by placing into the correct level of an energy pyramid.

Analyze It: Students will analyze a food web, such as predicting the effects of removal of certain organisms, the effects of a certain population increasing/decreasing, etc...

Organize It: Students cut out 19 terms related to energy flow in a food web and glue each term onto the correct level of an energy pyramid.

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