Ecosystems: Food Web Changes


  • CW: Students create two similar food webs that feature the animals before and after wolves are introduced. The words should be written in sizes proportional to their population. Big words for big populations. Small words for small populations. (Note: Producers will always be the largest word; wolves are a small population; and don’t forget to include coyotes, rabbits, deer, bears, etc.)

  • DN: What would happen if a species was removed from a food web?

  • EQ: How does adding or removing a species from a food web affect the population of the other species?



Lesson Outline

5min Students complete the Do Now by answering question in notebook.

10min Watch video and then recap.

10min Before and After Wolves Food Web explanation.

10min Students create their Before & After Wolves food webs.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.