Activity

Food web game

Summary
Students build a food web by connecting images/words of different living things.
Science content
Biology: Food Webs, Ecosystems, Biomes (3, 4)
Lessons activity is in
Materials
  • cards with living things written on them (deer, worm, wood bug, plants, cougar, bird...)
  • yarn lengths to stretch between cards
Procedure

Give out living things cards and yarn.

Students work in groups of up to 4 to build a food web, by stretching a yarn length between living things that eat/are eaten by each other.

Compare the food webs that each group made.
Students could add their own living things to their food web.

As a class, discuss how complicated a food web is, and how living things depend on each other. If one living thing is removed, other living things are affected: can’t lose any part of the web.

This activity can be incorporated to a study of an ecosystem, after students have discovered many living things in it e.g. pond dipping, soil study.

Notes

Needs reworking.

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teaching site
Horse riding stables, Richmond