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I am currently teaching a lesson on food webs, we did do an activity were they found fun, but I know that it is overused. What are some ideas I can use to demonstarte the food web in a more engaging manner?
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I have my bio students list 10 things they eat & trace it all back to
plants. So, milk & cereal - the cereal is wheat (or corn) & the milk comes
from a cow that eats grass. This can lead to "what else eats corn" or
"what if something happens to corn" etc.
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My 10th grade Biology class will be dissecting an owl pellet. It's easy to incorportae a food chain lesson with that (i.e. owl - mouse - grain or carnivore - herbivore - plant). There are lot of materials for that on the internet, such as worksheets, charts, examples of food webs and other stuff for a lesson on that, all hitting NGSS and common core standards.
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