Food Chain

  • Location
  • Status

The Problem

To teach children about the 'Food Chain' and have them understand our impact on various ecosystems

Our Plan

This project teaches children about the food chain. They will understand how biological interactions work and the importance of each link in the food chain. They will learn about the energy flow in an ecosystem and the difference between producers and consumers. The children will discuss basic ecology with their teacher and give examples of food chains (e.g. carrot--> rabbit --> fox). They will play a game where they take on the roles of each animal in a food chain and pretend to eat each other. During the game, they will answer questions about the direction of energy flow and what the roles of each animals are (e.g. producer, consumer, predator, decomposer). They will discuss what happens if one of the organisms goes extinct. The teacher will tell them about trophic cascades, using the example of the impacts wolves had on Yellowstone National Park when they were re-introduced. The children will then make their own ocean food chain. They cut out pictures of phytoplankon, zooplankton, small fish, mackerel, mahi mahi and sharks and stick them onto their page in the correct order. They will then draw on the sheet what direction the energy is flowing.

Themes Addressed

  • term icon
    Community Enhancement
  • term icon

The Benefit

About Roots & Shoots

We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Get To Know Our Model

New Report