Module 3-Science 2B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn about the food chain. Students will learn about relationship between humans and animals. Students will learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Animal Food Chains crayons or colored pencils
construction paper
pen or pencil
2 Relationships Between Humans and Animals crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
3 Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores crayons or colored pencils
magazines (optional)
glue (optional)
scissors (optional)
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Animal Food Chains
  1. Learn about the food chain.
  2. Explore the interdependent relationships in nature.
2 Relationships Between Humans and Animals
  1. Explore ways in which animals and human beings help each other.
3 Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores
  1. Learn about carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores.
  2. Distinguish between the foods animals eat.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
food chain
meat eaters
plant eaters

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Animal Food Chains 1 Animal Food Chain Assignment
2 Relationships Between Humans and Animals 1 Relationships Between Humans and Animals Assignment
3 Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores 1 Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Animal Food Chains
  1. What is a food chain?
Relationships Between Humans and Animals
  1. How do animals and humans help each other?
Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores
  1. What is a carnivore?
  2. What is an herbivore?
  3. What is an omnivore?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Animal Food Chains The Food Chain Mystery
  1. Describe the food chains and food pyramids you learned about in this video.
Relationships Between Humans and Animals All About Guide Dogs
  1. What is the purpose of a guide dog?
  2. How do you train a guide dog?
Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores Examples of Animal Adaptations
  1. How does the color of an animal help it survive?
  2. What is camouflage?
  3. What is warning coloration?
  4. What are the teeth like of herbivores?
  5. What are the teeth like of carnivores?
  6. What are examples of physical adaptations?
  7. What are examples of behavioral adaptations?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Who Eats What?: Food Chains and Food Webs Patricia Lauber
2 What Are Food Chains and Webs? Bobbie Kalman NC940L
3 How Does the Food Chain Work? Baby Professor

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Visit a local zoo and while visiting animals discuss whether they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. Have your student guess where the animals may be in a food chain.