Highly engaging lesson that has the students tying prior knowledge with the new information.
First the powerpoint starts off by the teacher giving the students the definitions of
Teacher leads a class discussion on examples for each (total time 15min)
Next the students get up and around the room I have printed out (from the powerpoint) clues as to what the organism is. I try to tie humor and other factual items into the clues.
Then students must try to figure out what the organism is.
Is it a consumer, producer, or decomposer?
If its a consumer they must decide if it is a Herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore.
I used this is a end of lesson activity for my classes (they love these) and it is interesting to listen in on how they will debate what the organism is and what it eats.
42 total slides
includes an answer key
this is a .zip file