Food Webs

Food Webs
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Food Chain Lesson Plans

Food Chains and Webs

By Oliver Smith

Every living thing needs nutrition. Some organisms, like plants, create their own through photosynthesis; others get nutrition by consuming other living things. This nutrition provides living things with the energy they need to carry out their life processes. Every living thing is part of a food chain. Fortunately for humans, we are at the top of most food chains, but even we still have predators. These activities will help students create food chains and understand how they are different than food webs.

Food Chains

Storyboard Description

Food Web with a different color for each trophic level

Storyboard Text

  • Phytoplankton
  • Caridean Shrimp
  • Zooplankton
  • Cod
  • Mussel
  • Laughing Gull
  • Jonah Crab
  • Limpet
  • American Lobster
  • Seaweed
  • Whelk

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