Lesson Plan

"Food Chain Mobile"                  Everglades ABCs: 2nd Grade

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Grade Level:
First Grade-Second Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Environment
Duration:
45 mins
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
NEXT GENERATION FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
SC.2.L.17
NS.K-4.3
NS.K-4.6
Keywords:
food chain, ecosystem, producers, consumers, art

Overview

Students will build a four part food chain and discuss and demonstrate what happens when one link is removed (an animal or plant becomes extinct).

Background

Our "Everglades ABCs - Activity Guide for Grades K-3" is broken up into 9 sections with materials in each section. The activities take 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and are targeted mainly at kindergarten to third grade students. A class doesn't have to complete every lesson in the unit, though some lessons do refer to one another and are better done in sequence. However, each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.



Additional Resources

http://www.nps.gov/ever/forteachers/k-3guide.htm

 



Vocabulary

Food chain, Animals, Plants, Environment, Producers, Consumers, Decomposers