A Microscopic View of Food Chains

A Microscopic View of Food Chains Photo

After completing their unit on energy in the ecosystem, fourth-graders at Tackan Elementary School participated in a hands-on learning experience by exploring real-life food chains on April 27. The program was conducted as part of SCOPE’s outdoor environmental education program.

Using digital microscopes and tablets, students viewed the microscopic ecosystem of a water droplet. Seeing the microscopic organisms opened up a world as the fourth-graders learned about the food chain using plankton. The students recorded their observations and worked together to identify the different organisms found in the ocean water.