Step 2: Teach Lesson
Begin by asking the student what a food web shows. If you have not yet discussed food webs then begin by explaining that the
plants and animals in the world are connected to one another, even humans.
A food web is a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains. Think about it this way: The Sun feeds the plants
that grow. The plants offer food for animals such as rabbits and squirrels. The rabbits and squirrels are food for larger
birds. The birds are food for larger animals such as bear, etc. Once the bear dies and decomposes it is fertilizer for the soil
that the plants grow in and the process starts all over again. Everything in nature is connected.
Tell the student that they are going to create a food web on paper using animals you have chosen and string to show how
they are connected.
Hand out animals/plant, scissors, string, and glue. Have the student carefully cut out each animal/plant and glue them on the
construction paper. Coloring is optional. Then have the student place a string between each animal that is connected as part of the
Have the student discuss how they think each part of the food web is connected. Ask what would happen if another animal or
plant was added. What if a human was added? Display all food webs if space is available.