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Tennessee Webs of Life

Grade levels: 4th, 6th, Ecology 

Topics: Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Languages: English, Spanish

Interdisciplinary: Yes

Disciplinary Core Idea
LS2:  Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 

Relationships within an ecosystem constantly inform and engage with one another. Similarly, food chains and food webs inform one another. Exploring the relationships between living organisms as they strive to meet their needs is a crucial step in better understanding our local ecosystems and practicing the work of ecologists. In this activity, we’ll use the tools of food chains and food webs to help us illustrate the countless relationships within our Tennessee ecoregions. 

Interdisciplinary with ELA and Fine Arts standards. 

This lesson was originally written for 4th grade. With some modification, it could apply to 6th grade LS2 standards. It could also be modified to serve as an introductory activity for Ecology. 

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This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.