In our Classical Conversations curriculum, there is a week in which we study the types of consumers. So I’ve rounded up my top choices for FREE educational resources for a unit study on consumers, such as printables, videos, crafts, and more! I hope you’ll add some of your own favorites for others to see too (just link them at the bottom, please, and I’ll promptly review them and add them to this list if they’re good!)
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Last Updated: August 28, 2016
Types of animals by food – factual, explained simply, good photos of examples. The guy has a little bit of um… a monotonous voice.
Various resources such as powerpoint presentations, games, videos, clip art, and printables about what animals eat.
A free download of the lyrics to a song sung to the tune of Jingle Bells that includes the definitions of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, written by Mrs. Durkin.
Sorting game – child must be able to read, respond to prompts very quickly and be able to read the words “omnivore, carnivore, and herbivore”
Nutritional Adaptations in Animals: Series of three lessons/activities on a basic college level with details about carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. Includes related worksheet for comprehension.
Scroll way down to find the link “Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores” for a great reading comprehension sheet
Website describing carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores’ adaptations. Short and to the point.
This is an excellent resource! “Wildlife Web 1: Producers and Herbivores” video, “Wildlife Web 2: Herbivores and Carnivores” video, and resources for them here and here.
Good example of a persuasive article. Reader may or may not agree with this writer’s opinion. “Are humans carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores?”