We have had so much fun in Science the last few weeks! My kiddos have loved learning about ecosystems and food webs. I wanted to give my kids a chance to put together food webs before creating their own, so I made this Interactive Ecosystems Unit:
Since several of my students don’t have a lot of background information about what animals eat (other than the ones that live in our ecosystem), I gave them the passages from the unit that give information about all of the ecosystems and the animals that live in them. I allowed my students to work on these in partner sets and groups, which really made them use the evidence from the passages to prove their thinking with each other. Their conversations were really awesome!
To wrap up our unit, I had the students create their own food webs!
And then, of course, we had to get our hands a little dirty! We dissected owl pellets!
My kids love doing this every year, and even the ones who act like they think it’s so gross and don’t want to touch it end up being the most excited! :o)