Food Web and Energy Flow


This chapter discusses the concept of a food web and energy flow. Its activities will assist students in defining and constructing an energy pyramid. These activities can be incorporated into lessons which teach students how to create a food web and and identify the interdependencies within that habitat. Students will learn how to identify and illustrate parts of the water cycle, the carbon-oxygen cycle, and the nitrogen cycle. This section also offers students the tools to demonstrate active knowledge of conservation measures.

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  • on Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:22 PM

This chapter presents 8 activities that will introduce your students to the concepts of the energy pyramid, food web, food chain roles (producers, consumers, etc.), and cycles of matter. The activities are cooperative, wit students leading the investigation and making connections. These activities are geared towards grades 4-8, and have student sheets already prepared.

Angelika Fairweather  (Bradenton, FL)
Angelika Fairweather (Bradenton, FL)

  • on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:02 PM

The chapter provides a great background for students to look at how matter cycles through the environment. If teaching younger middle school grades or upper elementary, the book provides everything that is appropriate. Upper middle school students will need outside acitivities to provide more depth.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

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