Animals are so much fun! There is so much to learn about the different animals and the way they live.
We explore where and how they live and the similarities and differences in their habitats. And we bring animals and literacy together with our Animal Alphabet Letter Crafts. This is a weekly series our little ones get excited about week after week.
So when we learn more about animal habitats and how they survive we begin to explore food chains with these engaging puzzles.
I’ve created another way for students to learn more about the animals in the world around us by creating this Food Chains Science Unit.
Students will learn about food webs from animal habitats in the Arctic, Desert, Pond, Rain Forest, Desert, Ocean, and Grasslands biomes. This pack is great for homeschoolers, kids craft activities, and to add to your unit studies!
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Watch Food Chains
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Inside You Will Find:
Cover page and directions
Animal Picture Name Cards
Materials Needed for Food Chains:
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double-sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips
- materials listed inside the product for each of the food chains activities
Getting Food Chains Ready:
This particular resource is full of an assortment of activities and centers, therefore, preparation will vary. I will do a quick rundown of each component included.
This is perfect for introducing and reviewing food chains. It covers the food chain in six different habitats. Simply start the PowerPoint and click the mouse to introduce each animal in the give food chain. Continue this throughout each habitat until you have finished. You can use the Definition Posters or Definition Cards to help teach the vocabulary when going through the PowerPoint.
Habitat Posters and Animal Picture Name Cards
The pictures cover the food chain in six different habitats. Prior to teaching this lesson, place double-sided tape or an adhesive magnetic strip on the back of each picture card. As you introduce the different pieces of the food chain, place onto or below the habitat picture. You can use the Definition Posters or Definition Cards to help teach the vocabulary when going through the food chains for each habitat. I recommended you laminate this center so that you are able to use it year after year.
It is recommended that you laminate prior to use. Have students sort the pictures using the word cards. They can sort by: 1) producer, consumer, & decomposer. (older grades can add more specific consumers) 2) by what they eat 3) by the food chain (students can put sun under sunlight and then pick out animal for producer and consumer).
These posters are perfect for teaching students keywords about the food chain. It is recommended that you laminate prior to use for increased durability. You can introduce and leave on the wall while the unit is being taught so that students can refer to the posters whenever they would like.
These definition cards are perfect for teaching students keywords about the food chain. It is recommended that you laminate prior to use for increased durability. They are great for a small group or individual work. They can also be put into a center for students to play memory.
These worksheets are great for assessing student knowledge on food chains. There are three versions of picture pages. 1) Labeled pictures with regular words 2) labeled pictures with dotted words to be traced 3) pictures with no labels so students have to fill in the blanks. Simply print desired pages and cut both pages in half. Students will cut and glue the pictures into the correct order.
This is a great hands-on way to teach the food chain and check students’ knowledge of the material. There are two different formats that you can choose from. There are step-by-step directions within the product on how to create a mobile.
For each habitat, your class will be able to create a fun food chain craftivity. This is a great manipulative for students to use and be able to talk about all they’ve learned for each particular food chain. They’ll also be able to work on fine motor skills and take their science unit home to share.
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