Quick summary: Students use examples from the ocean to draw food chains showing the relationships between organisms. They then apply their learning to finding food chains around them. They use their food chains to suggest the outcomes when one of the animals is removed from the chain.
- Students show predator and prey relationships by drawing food chains.
- They use their food chains to show the consequences of removing any element out of the chain.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 3 Science
- Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
- Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS060)
Year 4 Science
- Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
- Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS071)
Syllabus Outcomes: ST2-4WS, ST2-10LW.
Topic: Arctic & Antarctic
Year levels: 3 and 4
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 30-45 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead students in activities and ask questions throughout the activities.
Resources required: Internet access, student worksheets.
Keywords: Food chain, food web, conservation, extinction, ecosystem, marine.
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