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Personality Profile Activity

Standard: L.OL.06.51: Classify organisms (producers, consumers, and decomposers) based on their source of energy for growth and development.

Standard: L.OL.06.52: Distinguish between the ways in which consumers and decomposers obtain energy.

Standard: RST.6-8.2: Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text.

The Process

Step 1: Fill out THIS PERSONALITY QUESTIONNAIRE. Please record your answers on another piece of paper. Keep this for later use in the activity. 

Step 2: Identifying Relationships: Use Mr. Wandel's Scoop it Page on Ecosystem Dynamics to answer the following questions:
  • How are producers, consumers, and decomposers different?
  • How is each important to earth?
  • How are herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores alike and different?
  • What is the difference between predators and prey?
  • Explain the term food chain and draw an example.

Step 3: Animal Research: Animals are put into several different groups. The six groups are mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, reptiles, and insects. 
Use the Animal Characteristics Chart to find out how the groups are different. In addition, please check Mr. Wandels Scoop it Page for further information. 

Step 4: Environment Research: Animals live all over the world. Each environment has its own characteristics, such as climate, animal life, plant life, as well as special adaptations (changes) that the plants and animals make with different seasons to be able to survive in the environment. 

Please read the information about environments and take notes on how they are different from one another. Please use this research sheet as a guide to help you with your research!

Step 5: Putting it Together: 

  1. Look back at your personality page and answer the following questions based on if you were an organism! 

    1. Which group would you belong to and give a reason why?
    2. In which biome would you live?
    3. What adaptations would you have to make seasonally (as the seasons change)? Do you live in a herd or by yourself? How do you protect yourself?
    4. What are you going to eat? Will you be a herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, producer, or decomposer?
    5. What interesting facts will you have?
    6. Where do you fit on the food chain?

  1. Create A Visual that represents the above questions and shows your understanding of the standards.