This Arctic Smorgasbord lesson plan also includes:
Though the walrus spends roughly one third of its time on land, it eats organisms that live on the bottom of the ocean. The first in a series of five, the instructional activity uses a variety of plant and animal cards to have scholars build an arctic food web. Then they play a game with another group and see what it takes to disrupt the food web.
- Challenge scholars to think of three additional animals they could add to their food webs
- Extend the lesson by having class members research the long-term implications of an arctic food web going extinct
- Assumes prior knowledge of the arctic food web, but you can offer extra time during the first portion of the lesson to teach the concept
- Includes both common and rare animals from the arctic
- Provides opportunities for cooperation and competition in the same lesson
- High quality, color cards emphasize the variety in the ecosystem