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A food chain is made up of three groups: producers, consumers, and decomposers.  They interact with each other in an ecosystem to get the energy they need.  Learn more about food chains with this cartoon animation from StudyJams.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
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Document NameDescriptionTypeUploaded byDate 
Food Webs Lesson Plan This document includes a five day lesson plan about food webs. Vocabular and introduction of the concepts are on Monday. Tuesday-Thursday is based on six rotations of centers. Interactive websites and a link to an online webquest are also provided in this document. begamatt 07/20/2011
Food Web Flashcards These flashcards coordinate with the power point that is also provided. Students cut out each card (definition is already written out for them) and then write the answer on the back of each card as we work our way through the power point. begamatt 07/20/2011
Food Web Quiz This quiz is 20 questions, multiple choice. Questions are formatted to be similar to state test questions. Some questions may require you to cut and paste images into the question. I am always able to cut and paste the quiz to fit on ONE sheet, front and back (to save paper). :) begamatt 07/20/2011
Directions for Food Web Centers This document includes the directions that I provide inside a folder for each of the six centers. begamatt 07/20/2011
Food Web Pictures This document includes SEVERAL pictures of food webs, some simple and some complex. They can be used for a study guide or for a center activity. Tip: Laminate or put inside a page protector and the students will be able to label the pictures using dry erase markers inside a center. Remember to also provide an answer key. begamatt 07/20/2011
Food Web WebQuest This document includes several links to websites along with questions for the students to find an answer at each site. I uses this as a center, and have my students work in teams of two at two computers. Tip: Put the worksheet on clipboards for the students to write on while at the computer. It only takes four clipboards. Tip: Open us a different tab for each website before you start centers. It will cut down on the amount of time WASTED by students trying to type in the correct URL. :) begamatt 07/20/2011
Compost Time! I use this image as a simple study guide. Children will look at and remember pictures much more than a bunch of words. It is important that the students understand what a compost is (decomposers at work!). You might even like to start your own class compost! There are TONS of directions online, even a few "how to" videos in our main directory. begamatt 07/20/2011
Animal Interactions Power Point This slide show includes images for carnivore, omnivore, herbibore, primary consumer, secondary consumer, predator, prey, decomposer, scavenger, extinct, and endangered. begamatt 09/22/2011


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