Ecology 2 - Food Webs

Based on the website http://www.bigelow.org/edhab

Overview
This discussion begins with a review of how energy transfers through food webs and then engages students in assembling a food web with a small set of ocean organisms.

Materials Needed:
• Have the website set up on the computer at the front of the classroom. http://www.bigelow.org/edhab/fitting_algae.html#Activity
• Provide copies of the organisms descriptions and the food web template for each group of 4 students. (These may be collected back at the end of the class for use in other discussion sections.)

Timing (35 minutes)
5 min - Introduction