Students got to play cards games to represent a food chain or food web. Each card contained either a consumer, producer or decomposer. The card also indicated where the fit into the food chain. The owl, cat and lady bug were the tops of our food chains. Of course all of the producers began the process. A spin was placed on varies card games like Gin Rummy, War and Go Fish. Students got to make their own card game as well. These card games help reinforce the concept of energy flowing from one organism to the other and that the sun was where the energy first came. CJ stated, "It was interesting that we could learn about the food chain playing a really fun card game, it was better than Go Fish!" "I really liked this game because it was a fun way to practice for a test.
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.