Food Web
Lesson Objective
Students will be able to successfully create a food web that shows the interconnectedness of each of the provided animals.
Background Information for Teacher
Words in bold are said by the teacher.
Student Prior Knowledge
Animal photos (attached)
Construction paper
Crayons (optional)
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
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
food web.
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.
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheet for extra practice with answer key
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Food Web Word Search (offline) worksheet
Challenge- Food Web Crossword Puzzle (offline) worksheet
Earn FunBucks!
Complete the Food Web Crossword Puzzle and submit the correct and completed puzzle and earn $5 FunBucks.