Our second graders recently learned about the importance of plant and animal groups and how one cannot live without the other. Following a short film explaining this, students then worked together in groups to create a “food pyramid” to better understand how many of these living things are needed to coexist. At the bottom of the pyramid students use green blocks to show the plants, which is always the biggest group. Next comes the brown layer, which represents the animals that eat the plants – this is a much smaller group. And finally at the top of the pyramid is one red block to represent the animal that eats other small animals for survival. The number of blocks for each color depicts an accurate representation of living things at each level. Thanks to science guy, Mr. Claire Zurbuch, aka Mr. Z., for providing the insight to our students!