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Kelly Ludwig Lincoln-Way High School
New Lenox IL 60451
The main objective of this Mini-teach is to show students that a food web
consists of many food chains put together. Also, a food web shows the food
relationship in a community.
index cards markers/colored pencils
tape chalkboard/large sheet of paper
1. Obtain an index card from the teacher. Write the name of one living thing
(plant or animal) on the card. Draw a picture of the organism.
2. The teacher will begin by sticking the "SUN" to the board.
3. If you (the students) have something on your card that needs the sun
directly to grow, raise your hand then attach your card to the board.
4. Draw the arrows in the proper places, following the energy flow.
5. See if your organism will eat any of the new organisms just posted. If it
does, raise your hand. Attach your card to the board. Draw the arrows.
6. Continue to see if your organism will eat any of the new organisms posted.
If so, raise your hand and then attach your card to the board. Draw the
7. Continue to add all the cards, if possible. Try not to get caught without
a place in the food web for your organism.
At the conclusion of the Mini-teach, students will be able to answer the
1. Where do all living things get energy from?
2. What is a producer?
3. What do the arrows mean?
4. What is a first order consumer? Give an example of a first order consumer.
5. What is a second order consumer? Give an example of a second order
6. What is a top order consumer? Give an example of a top order consumer.
7. If an organism does not get posted what will happen to it?
9. What is a food web?
10. What does a food web tell us about life?
Students will understand what a community is and the food relationship
that exists within.