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Food Webs

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Barbara Tharp, MS.

Food Webs

This activity’s objectives are aligned with the National Science Education Standards, specifically those related to Science as Inquiry and Physical Science. In this activity,  students will construct possible food webs for six different ecosystems, as they learn about the roles of different kinds of living organisms. Students will make inferences, integrate information, and draw conclusions. 

Concepts

  • Producers make all the molecules they need from simple substances and energy from the sun. 
  • All other living things depend on producers for food. 
  • Living things that must eat other organisms as food are known as consumers. 
  • Food webs show all of the different interactions among producers and consumers in an ecosystem.

Student Worksheets

Student pages in the teacher’s guide are provided in English and in Spanish.


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932