Education Technology

Aquatic Food Webs

Published on 01/09/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use a simulation to construct a model that describes the cycling of matter and flow of energy in an ecosystem.

Objectives

  • Students will construct a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.   
  • Students will identify ecological relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in a food web.

Vocabulary

  • producer
  • primary consumer
  • secondary consumer
  • tertiary consumer
  • decomposer
  • food web
  • ecosystem

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will use a simulation to construct a model that describes the cycling of matter and flow of energy in an ecosystem.

As a result, students will…

  • Construct a foodweb to describe the flow of energy through an aquatic ecosystem.
  • Identify and describe the relationships among organisms that allow for the transfer of energy in an ecosystem.

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