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Grade 4 Science
Unit 3
basket of fruit
Think Globally, Act Locally
Essential Question:
How can we evaluate the interaction of organisms within their environment?
 
Enduring Understandings  Student Resources
Food is a source of energy. Food and Energy  (segment time 01:48)
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Food Chain Interactive Brain Pop Interactive game.

Fun with Food Webs Interactive game Creating a food web in three different environments: Arctic, pond and meadow.
 
Create a Food Chain (interactive) Allows students to create a northern food chain and a forest food chain.
Organisms interact in order to survive. Curriculum IconFood Web Activity. Choose the correct category for animals and plants in a food web.

Curriculum IconReal World Reading: Food Web Woes.

 smartboard iconOrganisms in their Environment Questions and activities.

 

Organisms change our environment positively and negatively.

 

Environmental Issues Information and games.

 

Environmental Rescue Interactive Game Complete a rescue mission to save Earth's natural resources.

 

Required Lab: Changes in Ecosystems Curriculum IconReal World Reading: Saving Wetlands

Curriculum IconGraphing Data
Project: Grow Your Own Curriculum IconTiki’s Guide to Food Cartoons and information about the food we eat.

Curriculum IconFresh From the World Interactive website that describes where your food comes from.

Digital Atlas of Maryland Agriculture Maps that show food and farming in the state of Maryland.

Healthy Food Choices Pyramid Game Kids nutrition games.

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Teacher Resources
Curriculum Links
Readings, SMARTboard Lessons and Websites.
Resources
Food is a source of energy.
The Chesapeake Project
smartboard icon Creating Food Chains
 smartboard icon Energy in Food Chains
 smartboard icon Food Chain Word Sort
 smartboard icon Food Chains and Food Webs 

 smartboard icon Food Chains 2
 smartboard icon Food Chains 3
 smartboard icon Food Chains 4
 smartboard icon Food Chains 5

What is a Food Chain?

smartboard icon Living Things Change their Environment

Smartboard Why Worry About Water

Organisms interact in order to survive. smartboard icon Organisms in their Environment
Organisms change our environment positively and negatively.

Environmental Issues

Environmental Rescue Interactive Game

Required Lab: Changes in Ecosystems
Explain how changes in an organism's habitat are sometimes beneficial and sometimes harmful by recording observations of terrariums.

Curriculum IconReal World Reading: Saving Wetlands

Curriculum IconGraphing Data
Project: Grow Your Own
Driving Question:
How can we evaluate a meal as a source of materials that we need to grow and survive?



Curriculum IconTiki’s Guide to Food

Curriculum IconFresh From the World

Curriculum IconDigital Atlas of Maryland Agriculture

Healthy Food Choices Pyramid Game

 

Teacher Notes
Standards Resources
Food

Content Standard:

Recognize food as the source of materials that all living things need to grow and survive by creating a Thinking Map.

(3.E.1.a)

Technology Standard:
5.A.1.a Use Technology to locate, evaluate, gather and organize information and data. Select relevant information from technology resources.

Curriculum IconAnimals Around Us

Food as Energy

Content Standard:

Explain what happens to food in plants and animals by observing evidence of digestion and photosynthesis.(3.E.1.b,c)

Technology Standard:
5.A.1.a Use Technology to locate, evaluate, gather and organize information and data. Select relevant information from technology resources.
 

Curriculum IconThe Digestive System

Curriculum IconPBS.Org

Curriculum IconSunlight and Plants

Curriculum IconHow Plants Make Food

Curriculum IconReal WorldReading: How Does Your Garden Grow? 

Interacting Organisms

Content Standard:

Explain ways that individuals and groups of organisms interact with each other and their environment by observing organisms in a terrarium.(3.F.1)

Technology Standard:
5.A.1.a Use Technology to locate, evaluate, gather and organize information and data. Select relevant information from technology resources.

Curriculum Iconterrarium


Food Webs

Content Standard:

Illustrate the interactions of organisms in a habitat through role-play.(3.F.1.a)

Technology Standard:
5.A.1.a Use Technology to locate, evaluate, gather and organize information and data. Select relevant information from technology resources.

Curriculum IconFood Web Activity.

Curriculum IconReal World Reading: Food Web Woes.

 

 

Required Lab: Changes in Ecosystems

Content Standard:

Explain how changes in an organism’s habitat are sometimes beneficial to it and sometimes harmful by recording observations of terrariums. (3.F.1.b)

Technology Standard:
5.A.1.a Use Technology to locate, evaluate, gather and organize information and data. Select relevant information from technology resources.

Curriculum IconReal World Reading: Saving Wetlands

Curriculum Icongraph to summarize the data.

Environment of Maryland

Content Standard:

Recognize and describe that people in Maryland depend on, change, and are affected by the environment.

(6.B.1)

Technology Standard:
5.A.1.a Use Technology to locate, evaluate, gather and organize information and data. Select relevant information from technology resources.
Curriculum IconChesapeake Bay Program Climate Change

Biomes

Content Standard:

Explain how human activity in a region is affected by the environmental factors by creating a class Thinking Map.(6.B.1.a)

Technology Standard:
5.A.1.a Use Technology to locate, evaluate, gather and organize information and data. Select relevant information from technology resources.
 

National Geographic: Habitats

Project: Grow Your Own!

 

Evaluate a meal as a source of materials that is needed to grow and survive by creating a menu from local food.

 

Technology Standard:
5.A.1.a Use Technology to locate, evaluate, gather and organize information and data. Select relevant information from technology resources.

Curriculum IconTiki’s Guide to Food

Curriculum IconFresh From the World

Curriculum IconDigital Atlas of Maryland Agriculture

August 2013