Complete this food webs webquest using the following website (adobe flash required):
Students will read clues about each organism and place them in the food web. Organisms must be placed in the correct tertiary level, and bonus points are awarded for the exact right spot in the food chain.
The worksheet provided requires students to answer multiple choice questions explaining the effects of different events on the food web, and to explain their answers.
Additionally, students will read a short paragraph about a grassland ecosystem and create their own food web from their reading.
Great for a sub day or for extra practice with food webs!
Purchase includes PDF file. Answer key also included.
This resource links to a website that requires Adobe Flash Player. Many browsers no longer support this software, but it is possible to work around this issue.
Here is a link for the download of a standalone flash player:
There is also a web-based flash emulator called Ruffle that works well for the activity:
This resource corresponds to the following NGSS standards:
MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. Emphasis is on cause and effect relationships between resources and growth of individual organisms and the numbers of organisms in ecosystems during periods of abundant and scarce resources.
MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems. Emphasis is on predicting consistent patterns of interactions in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between organisms and abiotic components of ecosystems. Examples of types of interactions could include competitive, predatory, and mutually beneficial.
MS-LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. Emphasis is on describing the conservation of matter and flow of energy into and out of various ecosystems, and on defining the boundaries of the system. Assessment does not include the use of chemical reactions to describe the processes.