Ecological Pyramids interdependence, food chains, food webs, trophic levels

This Ecological Pyramids interdependence, food chains, food webs, trophic levels activity & project also includes:

Young scientists explore the interdependence of organisms with this simple life science activity. Using the provided template, students create and label tiered pyramids that model the hierarchy of trophic levels in ecosystems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement this activity in an upper-elementary or middle school life science unit on ecosystems
  • Rather than drawing pictures, have students cut and paste pictures form magazines that represent producers and consumers
  • Create a larger, class version of this model to use as a reference during lessons on ecosystems
Pros

  • Students are provided with a clear set of instructions for completing the activity
  • A list of questions are included for the class to discuss using their pyramid models
Cons

  • None