Bats are birds. Snakes eat grass. Insects aren’t animals. Nature knowledge seems to be at an all time low among my own students.
In response, I designed two food web activities to simulate connections between a diverse set of organisms that actually interact in nature.
Eastern U.S. Woodland and Field Food Web
The 12 cards look like these below – sun, 4 plants and 6 animals
Both activities includes directions and worksheets for students to..
- Construct a food web
- Construct a food pyramid
- Classify by type of food source (heterotrophs, carnivores, etc.
- Classify by type of organism
North American Atlantic Coast
Follow up with a food web research project.
Students construct their own using a great online resource that provides predator/prey information for a variety of forest (Eastern, mid-Atlantic) organisms.