School ground food web

School ground food web

Lesson 9 of 13 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students investigate the interconnected relationships within a simplified food web. Students deduce the impact on the food web when components are changed.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand that food webs are representations of the energy flow within an ecosystem
  • understand that a food web diagram helps explain the relationships between groups of different organisms
  • recognise that food web diagrams can help explain the consequences when elements within a food web change.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content description:

Year 5 Science:

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
  • Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)

Year 6 Science:

  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
  • Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS110)

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.

Syllabus OutcomesST3-4WS, ST3-10LW, ST3-11LW.

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Lead students in activities and ask questions throughout the activities.

Resources required

  • Internet access, white board
  • Student Worksheet – one copy per student

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