Food Webs

Explore various ecosystems from around the world as your class discovers the interdependence of all living things. Using the provided sets of ecosystem cards, young scientists work in small groups building food webs to demonstrate the relationships between producers and consumers. To reinforce their understanding, consider allowing time for groups to share their work with the class. As an extension, remove an organism from each group's ecosystem and have them predict what changes they would expect to see.

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Pros

  • Activity allows students to work collaboratively as they build an understanding of food webs
  • Ecosystem cards include both English and Spanish descriptions of organisms
  • Includes information on six different ecosystems
  • Adaptable to the Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None