Our Food Chain lesson plan teaches students to follow the path of a food chain and define the terms related to a food chain. This lesson builds vocabulary, including what it means to be a primary or secondary consumer, as well as defines the terms carnivore, herbivore and omnivore, as it explores the concept of the food chain and the flow of energy within the chain. During this lesson, students are asked to identify organisms as a producer, consumer, or decomposer. Students are also asked to match terms to their definitions in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to follow the path of a food chain and define the terms related to a food chain.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.B CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2