Let’s Talk About Food. We All Like to Eat!
Learn all about carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, and more! In this game, you’ll discover how to spot the different kinds of consumers and learn how all of the parts of the food chain depend on one another. Find out what some animals like to eat, and how others try to prevent themselves from becoming the next meal.
K-LS1-1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.
2-LS4-1: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
Grade Levels: K-3
In the book Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds, carnivores try to disguise themselves as other types of consumers to blend in with others. In this lesson participants will learn about different types of producers and consumers and create their own animal disguise. They will play an online game and watch videos online with experts to learn about the characteristics of herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.
Pick an environment where you would like to live, and make a mask that disguises you in that environment We would love to see your work! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Screen Pictures from the Midwest Museum of Natural History
Click the image below to access green screen pictures taken at the Midwest Museum of Natural History as part of the STEM Read and SMARTspace@NIU hands-on activities.
Wild Animal Pictures from the STEAM Fair in Glen Ellyn
Click the image below to access wild animal pictures taken at the Glen Ellyn Public Library as part of the STEAM Fair. Participants enjoyed interdisciplinary activities that stretched their imaginations. Families enjoyed a STEM Read reading of the book Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds, played the SMARTspace@NIU game on animals and what they eat, and made wildly awesome animal masks. People showed off their creations as they became featured on our STEAM magazine cover.