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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Critical Critters

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will observe animals that evoke fear and map out the role of one of those animals in a food web. Students will explain what could happen to other organisms if their animal was removed from the food web. Students will explore sharks, snakes, and spiders.
Overview
Topic: Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
Real World Science Topics:
  • An evaluation of animals that many people find scary and their valuable role in ecosystems.
  • An application of how organisms depend on each other for survival.
Objective
After completing this activity, students will be able to develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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