Play the food chain game: https://www.brainpop.com/games/foodchaingame/
2. Go to the website and answer the following questions: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/producersconsumers.htm
a. What is the difference between a producer and a consumer?
b. Give three examples of each: herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore.
c. What are decomposers? What would the environment look like if we had no decomposers?
3. Play this game! http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/frogs/chain_reaction/index.cfm
Copy the NORTHERN Food Chain and the FOREST Food Chain into your notebooks and answer the following questions: a. What happens if you take the frog out of the FOREST Food Chain?
b. What happens if you take the fish out of the NORTHERN Food Chain?
a. Draw a picture of "photosynthesis."
a. What does a food chain show?
b. What is the purpose of an arrow in the food chain?
c. Green plants are called _________ because they make their own ____.
d. Give three examples of a consumer.
e. If most food chains begin with green plants, where do they get their energy from?
f. What makes the bird both a predator and prey at the same time?
6. Complete the meadow, arctic and pond foodwebs: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html
a. __________ eat only plants.
b. __________ are meat-eaters.
c. __________ eat both plants and animals.
8. Dichotomous Key for Bugs
Use the dichotomous key to help you find the name of each bug. Type each bug's name in capital letters then flip the switch to see if you are correct.
9. Using a dichotomous key for the identification of fish. Keys are tools that provide a systematic (step-by-step) way to identify plants and animals. A series of choices are made based on the organism's characteristics to discover its identity.
There are 10 fish that need to be identified, good luck!
After you have identified all of the macro-invertebrates, which stream is the healthiest, Lazy Branch or Scrubby Creek?
Leaves, twigs, and bark can help identify trees. Scientists must be able to identify trees to understand the relationships between specific plants and animals in an ecosystem. Use dichotomous keys to help you identify trees in this ecosystem.
a. Answer the following questions in your notebooks
|10. Identify the:|
2. Primary Consumers
3. Secondary Consumers
7. What elements are missing from this food web?
b . In your notebooks, Construct a Food web using the following animals. This ecosystem represents a farm area. The corn is the main source of food for many of the herbivores in the area. You do not have to draw pictures, you can just use the animal names and draw arrows between them.
SNAKE, CORN , CATERPILLAR, DEER, CROW, MOUSE, COUGAR, SQUIRREL, MICROORGANISMS (decomposers)
11. Water Critter Key - Life in a Pond
Learn how using a dichotomous key can help you classify an organism
a. Open up the following two websites in different windows: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/watercritter/critterindex.htm
12. Play the following games: