Arctic Smorgasbord!

This Arctic Smorgasbord! lesson plan also includes:

Two blooms of phytoplankton, instead of just one, now occur in the Arctic due to declining sea ice, which will have widespread effects on the marine life and climate. In small groups, participants build an Arctic food web with given cards. They then crash another team's webs to show their understanding of feeding relationships within the community. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To make the activity more high school centered, omit the game and have learners discuss how humans and climate change would affect the food web and how these changes would impact the local communities
  • Activity best fits in unit on food chains/webs, biomes, or ecosystems
Classroom Considerations

  • A simple activity best fit for middle school or lower level high school classes
Pros

  • Provides cards needed for the activity
  • Assessment questions touch upon different levels of Bloom's taxonomy
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS