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Food Chain - Kid's Corner

Food Chain - Kid's Corner
The Food Chain Every living thing needs energy in order to live. Everytime animals do something (run, jump) they use energy to do so. Animals get energy from the food they eat, and all living things get energy from food. Plants use sunlight, water and nutrients to get energy (in a process called photosynthesis). Energy is necessary for living beings to grow. A food chain shows how each living thing gets food, and how nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature. A simple food chain could start with grass, which is eaten by rabbits. Related:  ANIMALS_VERTEBRATES

Animals Need help planning classroom activities? Go here to the kidcyber resources for teachers website and find a collection of practical, low cost teaching materials in a variety of curriculum areas to help you 'put it all together'. Our units cost just a few dollars, making it possible for you to buy your own copy. We would like to continue to write for you but we need the few dollars for each copy to make a living and keep our site online. Many thanks Ron & Shirley The following are now available: A Storytelling Guide: Ideas and activities to get you started as a storyteller. Looking at Thailand: A cross-curriculum unit that guides students in years 3 - 6 to investigate aspects of Thai culture and society using inquiry learning. All kinds of bears: An inquiry learning based cross-curricula unit about bears for Years K - 6. Fonix is Phun! And in preparation: Looking at Vietnam; Looking at Indonesia.

Biology of Plants: Plant Parts What Do Different Plant Parts Do? Plant parts do different things for the plant. Roots Roots act like straws absorbing water and minerals from the soil. Tiny root hairs stick out of the root, helping in the absorption. Stems Stems do many things. Leaves Most plants' food is made in their leaves. Flowers Flowers are the reproductive part of most plants. Fruit Fruit provides a covering for seeds. Seeds Seeds contain new plants.

Producer Consumers - Food Chain - Kid's Corner Parts of the Food Chain (Producers/Consumers...) Producers Plants are called producers. This is because they produce their own food! They do this by using light energy from the Sun, carbon dioxide from the air and water from the soil to produce food - in the form of glucouse/sugar. Consumers Animals are called consumers. Decomposers Bacteria and fungi are decomposers. Animal Lapbooks FREE Materials and information on this website belong to the original composers. It may be used for your own personal and school use. Material may not be used for resale. © 2005-07 HSS Materials and information on this website belong to the original composers.

Natural vs. Man-Made Natural vs. man-made is a hard concept for nine year olds to grasp when they live in a techno-world where real is fake and fake is real. I attempted to introduce this topic to them today. Students were given a pristine sheet of white paper. Luckily I remembered to remind them not to make any marks including their names on the paper until they received instructions. If I hadn’t given that instruction I would have had several Picasso’s in the room before I had handed out all the paper. Once their paper was creased students were asked to open their paper up. Most everyone got the basic shape. I then asked students to redraw their map in the bottom half of their paper now that they had a model to go by on the board. The next question I posed was about things students could add to their maps to make the certain someone they were with fully understand the United States. I kept taking responses until almost everyone had suggested something.

eagles4kids - Home Biosphere: Food Chains Everyone plays a specific role in the food chain of life. You might be a human thinking they are king of the hill or you might be a bacterium under the feet. You are very important to the survival of the system no matter what role you play. As you study more about ecosystems and cycles in life, you will see the terms food chains and food webs. They describe the same series of events that happen when one organism consumes another to survive. Producers are the beginning of a simple food chain. There are also photosynthetic protists that start food chains. Consumers are the next link in a food chain. Secondary consumers eat the primary consumers. In some ecosystems, there is a third level of consumer called the tertiary consumer (that means third level). There are also consumers called omnivores. The last links in the chain are the decomposers. Or search the sites for a specific topic.

Ocean Food Web Peer into an underwater world. What’s on the menu in the ocean café? In this cool science fair project, discover how tiny ocean life feeds some of the largest animals on the planet. Materials: 8½” x 11” square piece of white cardstock paper Colored pencils Pen Ruler Scissors Transparent tape Books about the plants and animals of the ocean String Masking tape Push pins Corrugated cardboard The oceans are huge, covering almost three quarters of the earth’s surface! Whales are one of the most recognizable marine mammals, and people love to visit the Pacific Northwest to go whale-watching. Seals are common in the Pacific Northwest, and they will often pop up next to you if you’re in a boat. These marine mammals like to munch on fish as well—usually fish like herring or salmon. What do little herring fish eat? The herring prefer to eat little zooplankton called copepods. It’s hard to believe that something as tiny as a copepod needs a good food supply, but copepods have to eat too! Procedure

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