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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Kansas Prairies

After studying the prairie biome, the lesson in environmental education is necessary to show students the interdependence of animal life with their environment. Students will learn about the organisms found on the prairie and identify various food systems that allow them to eat or be eaten.

Suggested Grade Level: 4th – 6th

Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Subjects: Science, Language Arts, Match


  1. Students will write a poem about the prairie using similes and creative descriptions.

  2. Students will identify producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem.

  3. Students will identify herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores in the prairie ecosystem.

  4. Students will identify food chains on the prairie.

  5. Students will use pictures and arrows to create a food chain for the prairie ecosystem.

  6. Students will determine the significance of a group of words, phrases, or sentences.

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Prairies