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					Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center                                    Leann Iacuone, Director
110 Scout Creek Ct                                                liacuone@laurens55.k12.sc.us
Laurens, SC 29360                                                                (864) 984-5492

                                      Food Chains and Webs

Grade Level: 5th Grade

Standard: 5-2.4
Identify the roles of organisms as they interact and depend on one another through food chains
and food webs in an ecosystem, considering produces and consumers (herbivores, carnivores,
and omnivores), decomposers (microorganisms, termites, worms and fungi), predator and prey,
and parasites and hosts.

Objectives:

Pre-visit Activities:
    Identify terminology:
          o Carnivores                                       o   Omnivores
          o Decomposers                                      o   Parasite
          o Herbivores                                       o   Predator
          o Host                                             o   Prey
    Hunting and Escaping Video
    Organism Cards for Food Webs

Post-visit Activities:
   Create food chain and food webs as review.
   Discuss various types of predator prey relationships.

Time: 120 minutes

Materials:
   Butternut Hollow Book
   Skulls with different dentition




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Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center                                    Leann Iacuone, Director
110 Scout Creek Ct                                                liacuone@laurens55.k12.sc.us
Laurens, SC 29360                                                                (864) 984-5492

Procedure:
   1. Butternut Hollow Read Aloud – 10 minutes
         a. Read Aloud
         b. Discuss the ecosystems that are here

   2. Terminology – 10 minutes
         a. Discussion of words
                 i. Producers
                ii. Consumers
               iii. Decomposers
               iv. Predator
                v. Prey
               vi. Food Chain
              vii. Food Web

   3. Skulls – 20 minutes
         a. Students will observe several different types of skulls and determine what the main
             source of food is based on dentition.

   4. Drawing / Classifying Organisms for Food Chains – 20 minutes
         a. Students will either draw organisms on cards or sort pre-made cards into groups of
            producers, consumers and decomposers.
         b. Students will create food chains with the cards they have.

   5. Create Food Chains – 20 minutes
         a. Students will create their own food chains in geographically appropriate areas.
         b. Share with class

   6. Cross the Ocean – 20 minutes
         a. Students will observe predator / prey relationships while playing a game.

   7. Hunting & Escaping Video – 20 minutes
        a. Students will view various ways that animals hunt.




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Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center                          Leann Iacuone, Director
110 Scout Creek Ct                                      liacuone@laurens55.k12.sc.us
Laurens, SC 29360                                                      (864) 984-5492

                                          What is it?

List examples of each of the following:

          Producers                      Consumers             Decomposers
                                 Herbivores




                                 Carnivores




                                 Omnivores




What are humans? ____________________________________________________________




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Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center                           Leann Iacuone, Director
110 Scout Creek Ct                                       liacuone@laurens55.k12.sc.us
Laurens, SC 29360                                                       (864) 984-5492

                                         Skull Notes


         What is it?                    Draw the Teeth        What does it eat?




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Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center                                Leann Iacuone, Director
110 Scout Creek Ct                                            liacuone@laurens55.k12.sc.us
Laurens, SC 29360                                                            (864) 984-5492

                                        Food Chain Creation




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Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center                                      Leann Iacuone, Director
110 Scout Creek Ct                                                  liacuone@laurens55.k12.sc.us
Laurens, SC 29360                                                                  (864) 984-5492

                                        Food Web Worksheet

                                           Bear

                    Salmon                                   Lion


      Minnows                     Opossum            Bobcat                          Hawk



      Insects                     Cow                Deer                   Rabbit



Algae / Plankton           Berries                           Grass                   Seeds




1. List all the producers. ____________________________________________________

2. List all of the heterotrophs. _______________________________________________

3. List all of the carnivores. __________________________________________________

4. If the population of rabbits decreased drastically, what organism would be affected
   the most? ______________________________________________________________

5. If insects were eliminated totally, which of the following species would be hurt the
   most? ________________________________________________________________

6. What possible abiotic factors would affect the food chain on the far left or the food
   web? _________________________________________________________________

7. Who is at the top of the food web and hurt the most if something occurs to the grass?
   ______________________________________________________________________

8. What are the bobcat’s options for food? _____________________________________

9. What are the Lion’s options for food? _______________________________________

10.What would come after the top predators? __________________________________

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Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center                            Leann Iacuone, Director
110 Scout Creek Ct                                        liacuone@laurens55.k12.sc.us
Laurens, SC 29360                                                        (864) 984-5492

                                        Create Your Own

        Create your own food web using geographically appropriate animals.
Area: ______________________________________________________________________




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Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center                            Leann Iacuone, Director
110 Scout Creek Ct                                        liacuone@laurens55.k12.sc.us
Laurens, SC 29360                                                        (864) 984-5492

                                        Create Your Own

        Create your own food web using geographically appropriate animals.
Area: ______________________________________________________________________




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