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Name: _________________________
Date: __________________________
Hour: 2A
3A
4A
2B
3B
4B
Y
& T
F
C
OU
HE
OOD
HAIN
ASSIGNMENT OBJECTIVE
To analyze a meal in order to make a map of all the food chains that connect you to your favorite
food(s).
INTRODUCTION
Humans are consumers. No consumer can survive without eating other living things. Every day we
have breakfast, lunch and dinner and eat numerous numbers of organisms during these meals
though we barely stop to think about them. The vegetables and fruits you eat are made from
plants. Any animal or animal products you eat are made from animals AND the plants or animals
they ate in order to make their own bodies. By eating these organisms we become links in many
food chains.
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Pick one of your favorite recipes, it can anything from a breakfast to dinner food. Do not
choose highly processed foods (e.g. candy bars, sodas, store bought cookies). Choose only
foods made primarily from whole ingredients that you can recognize.
2. FOOD SOURCE CHART
For each food (e.g. French fries), make a food source chart to list all
of the plant and animals sources that went into making the food (e.g. potatoes, black pepper
and corn – include corn because of the corn oil used to fry the potatoes but leave out the salt
because it does not come from a living source).
Example: Food Source Charts
French fries
Food 1:
Food 2:
Food 3:
_____________________
____________________
_____________________
Animal
Animal
Plant Source
Animal Source
Plant Source
Plant Source
Source
Source
potato
corn
black pepper
3. FOOD CHAINS MAP After making your charts, make a personal food chains map to link your
foods to you using food chains constructed from the food sources you listed in your chart.
Remember, for the animals that you eat, you will have to include their food sources as well.
Below is an example to guide you. Draw each group of food chains from one food in a
different color than the group of food chains from the other foods. Your food chains map
should be organized like the one below, though it will probably look much more complicated.
Name: _________________________
Date: __________________________
Hour: 2A
3A
4A
2B
3B
4B
Y
& T
F
C
OU
HE
OOD
HAIN
ASSIGNMENT OBJECTIVE
To analyze a meal in order to make a map of all the food chains that connect you to your favorite
food(s).
INTRODUCTION
Humans are consumers. No consumer can survive without eating other living things. Every day we
have breakfast, lunch and dinner and eat numerous numbers of organisms during these meals
though we barely stop to think about them. The vegetables and fruits you eat are made from
plants. Any animal or animal products you eat are made from animals AND the plants or animals
they ate in order to make their own bodies. By eating these organisms we become links in many
food chains.
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Pick one of your favorite recipes, it can anything from a breakfast to dinner food. Do not
choose highly processed foods (e.g. candy bars, sodas, store bought cookies). Choose only
foods made primarily from whole ingredients that you can recognize.
2. FOOD SOURCE CHART
For each food (e.g. French fries), make a food source chart to list all
of the plant and animals sources that went into making the food (e.g. potatoes, black pepper
and corn – include corn because of the corn oil used to fry the potatoes but leave out the salt
because it does not come from a living source).
Example: Food Source Charts
French fries
Food 1:
Food 2:
Food 3:
_____________________
____________________
_____________________
Animal
Animal
Plant Source
Animal Source
Plant Source
Plant Source
Source
Source
potato
corn
black pepper
3. FOOD CHAINS MAP After making your charts, make a personal food chains map to link your
foods to you using food chains constructed from the food sources you listed in your chart.
Remember, for the animals that you eat, you will have to include their food sources as well.
Below is an example to guide you. Draw each group of food chains from one food in a
different color than the group of food chains from the other foods. Your food chains map
should be organized like the one below, though it will probably look much more complicated.
Example: Food Chains Map
RUBRIC
CRITERIA
MARKS
Food Charts
Minimum of 2 appropriate foods have been chosen (can do 3). No highly
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processed foods included.
The charts list the correct plant and animal sources from these foods.
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Food Chains Map
The food chains for each food correspond with the foods in the chart.
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Any animals in the food chains include the organisms that they eat as well
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(including producers).
The food chains are grouped in different colors for the different foods.
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The food chain map is complete and neatly organized and presented.
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Food Chains Writing
Introduced your food chain clearly and stayed on topic. Developed with
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definitions and information.
Incorporated specific vocabulary to help explain your food chain. Used a
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minimum of 3 vocabulary words learned so far this year.
Answered at least one of the prompts listed below into writing.
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Overall: Did you give your best effort? Did you use your time wisely?
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Comments:
Total: ____ / 40
Choose 1 of the following prompts to include in your writing:
1) If the plant population in your food web started to die off because of a drought, how
would that effect the rest of the food chain?
2) What would happen if too many carnivores lived in one place?
3) Why do you think it’ s important that Wildlife Management controls animal populations
in national parks?
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