Food Chains & Webs Grade 4 (eLesson Plan)
- Author : Bellaire, Tracy
There are two parts to this lesson plan. 20 pages. Part One: Students will learn about and build food chains and food webs consisting of different living things. Success Criteria: describe the connection of living things, beginning with the sun identify and record a list of herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and insectivores create a food chain using pictures and written descriptions determine the connection between living things using given pictures to create a food web create a food web using pictures and written descriptions Part Two: Students will learn about the role of living things as producers, consumers, or decomposers; investigate the benefit of earthworms in making nutrient rich soil. Success Criteria: define herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, and insectivore classify some living things as either herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, or insectivores determine true facts' and false facts' about living things identify a decomposer and describe its role in a food chain create an earthworm farm make and record observations about earthworm activity make and record a conclusion about the benefit of having earthworms in gardens create a composter filled with organic matter explain the uses and importance of compost Suggestions for differentiation are also included so that all students can be successful in the learning environment.