As part of a study of food chains and food webs, class members complete a series of worksheets that trace a marine chain from producers to consumers or decomposers. After studying a food chain example, young marine biologists make up their own marine food chain.
- Be prepared to model how to complete the food web on the second worksheet
- Discuss the role of apex predators in keeping the oceans healthy
- Presumes learners have previously studied phytoplankton, zooplankton, rockweed, and limpets
- The activity models the interconnectedness of sea life and the importance of maintaining a healthy ocean