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Lots of ides for using polystyrene cups in the classroom...particularly like the food chain and timeline ideas!

Stacked: Learning With Styrofoam Cups

Here's an interesting food chain activity. Discuss interdependence. Animals need plants for food, shelter, shade... and plants need animals for fertilizing soil, dispersing seed.

Here's an interesting food chain activity. Animals need plants for food, shelter, shade. and plants need animals for fertilizing soil, dispersing seed.

Final product wise, this might just have been my FAVORITE project this past school year. I am so unbelievably proud of the work these 5th gr...

Awesome animal art with science! The Artsy Fartsy Art Room: Stylized Food Chains with Grade

Food Chain Collage - such a great way integrate science and art. Fun extension for Project Learning Tree's Web of Life activity.

Food Chain Collage - great way integrate science and art. Fun extension for Project Learning Tree's Web of Life activity.

Food Chain Activity - free hands-on science activity for 4th and 5th grade elementary kids. Part of a complete unit on Ecosystems: Ecosystems & the Food Chain. Meets Common Core and NGSS.

From Mystery Science: Food Chain Activity - free hands-on science activity for and grade elementary kids. Part of a complete unit on Ecosystems: Ecosystems & the Food Chain. Meets Common Core and NGSS.

Here's a terrific post on teaching about food chains to ESOL students.

Lesson 1 Content Objective : Students will build background knowledge about the food chain after watching a video and listenin.

Food Chain Links Activity Set

Food Chain Links Activity Set

Obviously not this pre-fabbed thing--but how much would they love to make paper chains with their own food chain :)

Here's a great idea for making food chain stacking cups.

Food Chain Stacking Cups - make this for the nature center out of nice cups - mod podge photo images recycled from magazines

The Science Penguin: Teach It: Ecosystems and Food Chains

7 Ideas to Teach Ecosystems and Food Webs

The Science Penguin: Teach It: Ecosystems and Food Chains Third Grade: Being part o a group helps animals obtain food defend themselves, and cope with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary dramatically in size.

Food Chains allows your class to have a hands-on experience learning the food chain for six different habitats.

Winner Wednesday: Food Chains

Life Processes and Living Things including Micro-organisms, habitats, food chains, life cycles, senses, keeping healthy and more!

and Science Teaching Resources, Posters for Classroom Display, Life Processes and Living Things including Micro-organisms, habitats.