In this activity, students construct a food web using string to show connections between species.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • describe relationships between particular organisms within the Antarctic ecosystem
  • build their own food web to show the interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do.
 

Useful links

Listen to this Radio New Zealand programme entitled 'Sea Lions As Food Web Ambassadors'. Lucy Jack is hoping that her research will give insights into marine food webs and how they’ve changed over time.
www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/20140828#audio-20147220

    Published 3 December 2007, Updated 12 June 2015