Make a food web of an African ecosystem

Targeted age group: Grades K-5
This activity is designed to teach students about food chains and food webs. Students will learn basic information on up to 30 different organisms living in an African grassland savanna, and how these plant and animal species are connected to one another through energy transfer pathways. By the end of the exercise, students will have produced a large food web suitable for display on a classroom bulletin board.
Activity guide (coming soon)
Materials needed:
Plant and animal cards
Handheld hole punch
Yarn (any 2 colors)
~100 small key rings (1o mm; optional)
Layne Mapes, Catherine Markham


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