Lesson - C2A Pre-visit Activity - Being Part of a Food Web

This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

State Standards include-

Interactions within Ecosystems: Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem and All processes that take place within organisms require energy

National Standards include-

Science as Inquiry: Abilities to do scientific inquiry and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Science:Structure and function in living systems; Reproduction and heredity; Regulation and behavior; Populations and ecosystems; and Diversity and adaptations of organisms.


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