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Food Chains

from 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. Since the source of all energy is the sun, the term ""photosynthesis is introduced. Food chains are specific to a particular environment/biome.

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Multipoint: $85.00

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1 hour, unless otherwise requested

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Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Public Library: Library Patrons

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Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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The Toledo Zoo

Toledo, OH
United States

Joshua Minor

Program Details


1.What is ENERGY?
3.Food chains are specific to HABITAT.
4.Show animal biofacts & animals.
5.Students dramatize a 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