Bill Nye the science guy: Food Web
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Explores and demonstrates how all living things depend on other living things for survival.
What are Food Chains and Webs? (SET)
Set of 40 paperback books. To be used with elementary life science kit for 3rd grade: Food Chains and Web.
A simple introduction to food chains and webs, featuring both herbivores and carnivores and discussing energy, food production, and decomposition in various ecosystems.
Animal Predators and the Balance of Nature
1 VHS videocassette 14 minutes + 1 teachers guide
Explains the complex relationship between predator, prey, and nature. Discusses omnivores, carnivores, herbivores, and factors that help maintain nature's balance.
Magic School Bus: Gets Eaten
1 VHS videocassette 30 minute
A field trip to the ocean becomes a travel through the ocean food chain.
3-2-1 Contact: Food Chains - Eat and Be Eaten
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes, 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide
Examines the importance of the food chain in our environment. Shows marine biologists in California observing the kelp-sea urchin food chain and sometimes intervening to maintain the delicate balance.
Web of Life
1 VHS videocassette 18 minutes + 1 teachers guide
Illustrates the transfer of energy between living things and how marine food chains combine to form food webs. Shows how people can disrupt marine food webs through over-fishing and pollution.
Where Have All the Animals Gone?
1 VHS videocassette, 25 minutes, 6 dittos.
Designed to help students understand the concepts of endangered and extinct species, food pyramids, chains, and webs.
Owl Pellet Kit
1 VHS videocassette 17 minutes, 1 video teachers guide, 7 posters, 1 pellet model, 1 ditto, 6 transparencies, 2 booklets
Examines the barn owl's natural habits and habitat, and how it relates to the ecosystem and study of skeletal anatomy. Includes owl pellet biorama, bone charts, factual and folklore information.
Owl Pellets Posters
Titles: Shrew; Mole; Varied Thrush; Vole; Food Web; Bone Sorting Chart.
Life Habitats: Secret of the Pond
1 VHS videocassette 12 minutes
Shows the variety of organisms that inhabit a pond community. Good introduction to food chains.
The Barn Owl: An Introduction to Owl Pellet Labs
1 videocassette, 15 minutes. Describes the habitat and life-cycle of the Barn Owl. Computer animation is used to show the adaptations which allow the owl to find prey in darkness and process the prey into pellets. The final portion of the video is an overview of classroom techniques with owl pellets, including dissection and identification of prey and their skeletal parts.
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