Trophic Ecology of Humans
Students analyze the trophic level of humans by first calculating the kilocalories in own their lunch. They then calulate the kilocalories in a wide variety of foods found in grocery stores and compare the kilocalories needed to acquire the food.
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Ecological Pyramids interdependence, food chains, food webs, trophic levels
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.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Much Land Does It Take To Produce Your Food?
Learners calculate the amount of land required to produce the food eaten by an individual for one year. They compare the amount of land required to produce animal versus plant products. Students visualize the areas of land calculated.
6th - 12th Science