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Food chains and food webs

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Explain the order of organisms in a given food chain, using ideas about producers, consumers, predators and prey.
  • Explain that the arrows in a food chain diagram represent transfers of biomass from producer to consumer, or from prey to predator.
  • Recognise that the words and pictures in a food chain diagram represent populations of organisms in a community.
  • Recognise that food web diagrams represent several interconnected food chains within a community of organisms.
  • Use a food web diagram to predict and explain effects that a change in the size of a population could have on other populations in the same community.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence Science Teaching


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