Lesson Plan : FOOD CHAINS AND FOOD WEBS

Teacher Name:
 J. BLACKWELL
Grade:
 Grade 5
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 FOOD CHAINS AND FOOD WEBS
Content:
 LIVING THINGS GETTING THE ENERGY THEY NEED ROLES OF CONSUMERS, DECOMPOSERS, AND PRODUCERS KEY VOCABULARY: PRODUCER,CONSUMER, FOOD CHAIN, DECOMPOSER, ENERGY PYRAMID
Goals:
 THE STUDENT WILL FINDOUT: 1) HOW LIVING THINGS GET THE ENERGY THEY NEED. 2) WHY ENERGY IS LOST IN THE TRANSFER BETWEEN ORGANISMS
Objectives:
 NC STANDARDS: 1.02-IDENTIFY AND ANALYZE THE FUNCTIONS OF ORGANISMS WITHIN THE POPULATION OF THE ECOSYSTEM: PRODUCERS, CONSUMERS, DECOMPOSERS. -WRITE AND ILLUSTRATE A FOOD CHAIN -WIITE, ILLUSTRATE, AND LABEL PARTS OF A FOOD WEB. -ANALYZE AN ENERGY PYRAMID
Materials:
 VIDEOS INTERNET ACCESS HARCOURT SCIENCE MATERIALS FOR FIFTH GRADE BOOKS-LISTED BELOW VIDEOS-LISTED BELOW
Introduction:
 READ TO THE CLASS: "THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS GETS EATEN" BY PATRICIA REIF -POINT OUT THE FOOD CHAIN AND FOOD WEB CONTENT
Development:
 READ AND DISCUSS: PP.B-34-B39 IN THE HARCOURT SCIENCE TEXTBOOK. COVER:FOOD CHAINS, FOOD WEBS, ENERGY TRANSFER. SUPPLEMENT WITH INFO FROM "FOOD CHAINS AND WEBS" BY HOLLY WALLACE PRAIRIE DOG TOWN-HARCOURT SCIENCE EXPLORATIONS CD-ROM INTERNET INFORMATION
Practice:
 USING INFORMATION FROM THE TEXT AND OTHER SOURCES, DRAW AND LABEL FOOD CHAINS AND FOOD WEBS ON AN OVERHEAD TRANSPARANCY. USE THINK, PAIR, SHARE TO INCREASE PARTICIPATION.
Accommodations:
 LOW-DRAW AND LABEL FOOD CHAINS AND WEBS MIDDLE-WB P. 79 HIGH-WRITING LINK ACTIVITY EXTRA TIME AND SCRIBING AS NEED FOR IEP MIDIFICATIONS
Checking For Understanding:
 SLATE ACTIVITY WITH SELECTED QUESTIONS- STUDENTS WRITE ANSWERS ON DRY ERASE BOARDS-PROVIDES IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK
Closure:
 VIDEO-ANITOONS-PRODUCED BY BRUNO ANNETA-
Evaluation:
 OBSERVATION: SLATE ACTIVITY. THINK PAIR SHARE ACTIVITY ACTIVITY WB P.79 RUBRIC GRADE FOR LABELING ACTIVITY
Teacher Reflections:
 i BELIEVE THAT INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN LEARNING STYLES WILL BE REACHED WITH THIS LESSON PLAN.

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