Lesson Plan: Food Chains Science
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify the main parts of a food chain and explain how food chains link together to form food webs.
Students will be able to
- define and identify the main parts of a food chain: producers, consumers, predators, and prey,
- describe the direction of the flow of energy in a food chain,
- classify animals as predators or prey,
- construct food chains,
- identify the linkage of multiple food chains in a habitat as a food web,
- explain what happens to a food web when there is a disruption to it.
Students should already be familiar with
- the different types of consumers (omnivores, herbivores, and carnivores),
- the fact that plants make their own food through photosynthesis.
Students will not cover
- primary, secondary, and tertiary consumers,
- types of habitats,
- types of food webs.