Food Chains, Foodwebs & Energy Pyramids

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This program includes games such as “Oh Deer!” and simulations such as “Weaving the Web.” Students can participate in an actual field study of different ecosystems found in our world. They will be able to reinforce their knowledge, demonstrating competition for resources within an eco-system and the interdependence of organisms in an eco-system.

Framework

  • LS.4.4.2 – Illustrate the interdependence of organisms in an Ecosystem.
  • LS.4.5.3 – Design food webs in specific habitats to show the flow of energy within Communities
  • LS.4.5.5 – Examine the role of limiting factors on the carrying capacity of an ecosystem: food, space, water, shelter
  • LS.4.6.2 – Conduct simulations demonstrating competition for resources within an ecosystem.
  • BD.2.ES.1 – Compare and contrast biomes
  • BD.2.ES.2 – Describe relationships within a community (predation, competition, parasitism, mutualism, and commensalism
  • BD.2.ES.4 – Construct a trophic-level pyramid (energy level)
  • BD.2.ES.5 – Construct a food chain
  • BD.2.ES.6 – Diagram a food web
  • BD.2.ES.8 – Describe biodiversity
  • BD.2.ES.9 – Describe how limiting factors affect populations and ecosystems
  • EBR.8.B.4 – Energy Flow through Food Chains and Webs
  • EBR.8.B.5 – Population Control Factors in an Ecosystem

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