Ecology: Food Webs and Ecological Pyramids Bundle

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Items included in this bundle:

  • Food Webs and Ecological Pyramids Slide Show
  • Food Web Project
  • Worksheet Packet
  • Food Webs and Ecological Pyramids Word Wall
  • 1 Week of Bellringers
  • Food Webs and Ecological Pyramids Test and Review Questions

Food Webs and Ecological Pyramids Slide Show in PDF and PPT formats
This 25 slide PPT covers:

  • Food webs
    • Food chains
    • Trophic levels
    • Producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers etc.
    • Autotrophs and heterotrophs
    • Energy transfer through a food web
    • Herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, decomposers, and scavengers
  • Ecological pyramids
    • Producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers etc.
    • Passage of energy through trophic levels
    • Practice problem with answer

Food Web Project in PDF format
Students will show the direction energy flows through an ecosystem by creating a food web that includes producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers.
Detailed instructions with diagrams.
Three rubrics included:

  • 2 completed rubrics and 1 editable rubric

Worksheet Packet with Answer Keys
You will receive a PDF of 13 worksheets (1 worksheet has multiple versions for classroom differentiation giving you a total of 14 worksheets).

Includes the following topics:

  • Food webs
    • Identifying producers and consumers
      • 2 different food webs included
    • Create your own food web
  • Venn diagram comparing food webs and food chains
  • Ecological pyramids
    • Placing producers and consumers on the correct level
      • 2 different pyramids included
    • Calculate the energy that moves through an ecosystem
    • Create your own ecological pyramid
  • Crossword puzzle and word search

18 Vocabulary Cards/Word Wall in PDF format
*Words included: *
Apex Predator, Autotroph, Carnivore, Consumer, Decomposer, Ecological Pyramid, Energy Transfer, Food Chain, Food Web, Herbivore, Heterotroph, Omnivore, Primary Consumer, Producer, Scavenger, Secondary Consumer, Tertiary Consumer, Trophic Level

1 Week of Bellringers
You will receive 5 days of bellringers/warm ups
Week 1:
Word of the Week: Trophic Level
Read and Respond: Food Chains and Food Webs
Compare and Contrast: Producers and Consumers
Problem Solving: Ecological Pyramid
Anything Goes: Consumers

Test, Review Questions, and Answer Keys in PDF format
The test is multiple choice, matching, and short answer.
The review questions cover all of the material on the test:

  1. What is the difference in a food chain and a food web?
  2. What is an apex predator?
  3. What is another name for a producer? How do producers get their energy?
  4. What is the difference between autotrophs and heterotrophs?
  5. What do the arrows on a food web represent? 6. What is another name for a primary consumer? What do primary consumers eat?
  6. How much energy from each trophic level moves to the next level?
  7. Define the following: Carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore.
  8. What are the similarities and differences between scavengers and decomposers?
  9. What is the difference between producers and consumers?
    There will be an image of a food web to answer questions 11-14
  10. Which organism(s) in the food web is a primary consumer? Secondary consumer? Tertiary consumer?
  11. Which organism(s) in the food web is a producer? Consumer?
  12. What might happen if you removed an apex predator from the food web?
  13. Choose one food chain in the food web. Name all of the organisms starting with the producer and ending with the highest level consumer.
  14. In an ecosystem, what might happen if you have more carnivores than herbivores?
  15. What trophic level do humans occupy? Explain your reasoning.
    There will be an image of an ecological pyramid to answer question 17
  16. Label the ecological pyramid with the following terms: tertiary consumer, herbivore, heterotroph, autotroph, primary consumer, apex predator, producer, and secondary consumer. Calculate the kcal at each level.

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