Food Chains and Food Webs

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. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • 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
Classroom Considerations

  • Presumes learners have previously studied phytoplankton, zooplankton, rockweed, and limpets
Pros

  •  The activity models the interconnectedness of sea life and the importance of maintaining a healthy ocean
Cons

  • None