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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 links

Check out these collections of food web related resources.

    Published 27 November 2015