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Food Webs Activity 4: Food Chains Rummy (Grades 6-8)

Subject ScienceLife Science
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
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Next Generation Science Standards

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Students synthesize their understanding of energy flow and trophic relationships through “Food Chains Rummy,” a modified version of the classic card game using Species Cards. 

  • Students will build food chains that represent energy flow
  • Students will discuss the interconnectedness of organisms
  • Students will synthesize their understanding of the roles of organisms in ecosystems

Lessons in this unit:

  • Food Webs Activity 1: Producers, Consumers, Decomposers
  • Food Webs Activity 2: Food Web Systems
  • Food Webs Activity 3: Food Chains and Webs
  • Food Webs Activity 4: Food Chains Rummy

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Standards

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

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