Food Chain Links

This whole-class activity can help young scientists understand more about the interdependency of a pond’s plants and animals. Copy on the board the information shown. Discuss how each event in the food chain leads to the next. If possible, display pictures that illustrate the links. Discuss with students how other pond animals, such as frogs and beavers, fit into the food chain. After the discussion, give each child a copy of food chain links. Have him color the picture on each strip, cut out the links, and then glue them together in the correct order to make a handy reference!