Food Chains

by  The Toledo Zoo

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A “food chain” is simply a model showing how energy passes from one organism to another in the form of food. We will explore the vocabulary terms of producers, consumers, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, and decomposers in this program. Live animals will be used as examples for each of these concepts. All Toledo Zoo Programs include a live tour of an animal exhibit with a knowledgeable guide and time for interaction with participants.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $55.00
Point to Point: $55.00

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30-40 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Up to 75 maximum, but for optimum interactivity we suggest less than 30 students

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Sites may wish connect to The Toledo Zoo in a TEST call prior to the scheduled program. If no TEST call was made, the full fee will be charged to sites that cannot connect at program time. Programs must be cancelled within a week of the program. Programs may be rescheduled.

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The Toledo Zoo

Toledo, OH
United States

Take a tour of exhibits at the Toledo Zoo to meet live animals in one of our interactive virtual programs! All programs include views of animal exhibits and up close animals as well as plenty of time for questions and answers with your knowledgeable zoo guides.

Alexandra Burris

Program Details


1.What is ENERGY?
2. Explore examples of the different levels of animal food chains by visiting live animal exhibits
3. Time for questions and creation of food chain


1.Students will be introduced to terms: carnivore; herbivore; omnivore.
2.Students will engage in a discussion about "transfer of energy".
3.Students will learn that all food chains are specific to a particular location.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 LIFE SCIENCE Understand the basic needs of all living organisms: air; food; water; habitat
NS.5-8.3 LIFE SCIENCE Understand populations and ecosystems
SC 2.3 LIFE SCIENCE Understand that plants and animals have life cycles
SC 2.5 LIFE SCIENCE Trace the organization of simple food chains/food webs