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Grade 6-8

Energy Flow and Trophic Levels: Producers

by Ellie B. | Science POPULAR

5 Lessons 7:15
  1. 1. Weekly Learning Plan Trailer 0:32
  2. 2. Introduction 0:41
  3. 3. Energy Flow 0:47
  4. 4. Producers 1:18
  5. 5. Experiment 3:57

Grade 6-8




About the course

Energy is the ability to do work – it cannot be destroyed or created, it just moves from one place to the next! Learn the importance of energy through the food chain from its source: producers. Appreciate of the vital role plants play in our ecosystems!

Understand energy flow by examining every part of the food chain from decomposers and consumers to producers.


Energy and Plants


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  • Eco
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Chain
  • Trophic Pyramid

Recommended Materials

  • Dry beans
  • 11 Plastic cups
  • Paper
  • Pencil


Ellie (they/them) is a Brooklyn-based performer and teaching artist. Ellie graduated from NYU with a BFA in Drama with minors in Applied Theatre and Linguistics. Ellie is also an environmentalist and forager, and they strive to lead a low-waste lifestyle.

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