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    In this online PD session recorded on 19 November 2015, primary school teacher Candy Hart describes how she adapted resources from the Science Learning Hub to teach her year 7 and 8 students concepts about food webs.

    Candy built on her students’ understanding of food webs by asking students to transfer their learning by applying it to their local environment – quite different from the Hub’s marine example.

    I have also used the articles in reading. I love the scientific vocabulary they learn.

    Teacher

    This PLD session was based on the legacy Science Learning Hub however all the resources are still available on the new-look Science Learning Hub site.

    Barb Ryan also introduces other SLH resources related to food webs.

    See links above to view the video of this professional development session (we recommend downloading the video) and also links to download the PowerPoint presentation.

    Nature of science

    Students are given the opportunity to explore issues within food web ecosystems (changes to the environment or within the food web) and to make decisions about possible implications and actions.

    My kids have been making arrows to add to a poster of a food web and are then going to teach the lesson to another group within the class. They love the fact they are teaching others.

    Teacher (referring to the Conserving native bird resources)

    Topic

    PowerPoint slide number(s)

    Video timecode

    About the Science Learning Hub and introducing the speaker

    1–7

    00:00

    Introducing Candy Hart

    8–9

    00:58

    Candy using SLH resources – Life in the Sea

    10

    02:03

    Using a food web image on an interactive whiteboard

    11–12

    02:35

    Learning about the food web through the Marine ecosystem interactive

    13–14

    04:15

    Science information for teachers and students

    15

    07:01

    Video – Understanding food webs

    16

    08:33

    A closer look at a student activity – Build a marine food web

    17–23

    11:22

    What Candy’s students did with this resource

    24–25

    13:37

    Transferring the knowledge

    26–27

    16:39

    Other SLH resources/student activities on food webs

    28–31

    20:20

    Video – Impact of freshwater on cockles

    32

    27:23

    Order promotional material, SLH links, thanks

    33–34

    31:14

    Activity idea

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

    Useful link

    Check out this collection of food web related resources we curated on Pinterest.

      Published 27 November 2015 Referencing Hub articles