This activity engages students in a biological investigation focusing on marine life. Students receive pictures of several marine organisms, make observations, and propose a possible food web which includes each of the organisms. Students also explain to the class their rationale behind the construction of their food web. This activity promotes increased familiarity with food webs, ecosystems, and energy flow. While this activity focuses on marine life, the activities and strategies could be used with most any ecosystem of interest. This activity promotes National Science Education Standards A, C, F and G, and Iowa Teaching Standards 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2009 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Kline, Jena and Dickinson, Ryan
"Weaving the Web of Inquiry: An Activity Introducing Students to Marine Food Webs,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 36
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol36/iss1/5