Food Web Worksheets

Food Web Ecology
        Food web worksheets and energy pyrmaid lesson plans that are designed for high school, middle school, and elementary school life science teachers. Energy pyramid worksheets include the 10% rule through the trophic levels. Food chain worksheets allow students to see the basics on how energy flows through an ecosystem. Click the Free Lesson Plan (PDF) link below or become a member to get access to the answer key and editable file. Free food web curriculum includes:
  • Energy Pyramid Worksheet
    Food Web Worksheet
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    High School Worksheet
    Students label the plants and animals of a food web and food chains for producer / consumer and either herbivore / carnivore / omnivore. Students then create their own food web using the animals provided.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-4
    MS-LS2-3 (Cycles & Energy Flow)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • Food Web Test or Quiz
    Energy Pyramid Test Question Bank
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    High School Test
    The energy pyramid quiz question bank includes food webs, food chains, trophic levels, the energy pyramid, and the 10% rule for energy transfer. You can use the question bank to build assessments, and active membership is required to view questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-4
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Energy Pyramid Lab Experiment
    Food Webs and Pond Water Lab
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    Middle School Lab
    Students are going to construct a food web, identify aquatic organisms, and determine environmental impacts to aquatic ecosystems.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-4
    MS-LS2-3 (Cycles & Energy Flow)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • Energy Pyramid Project
    How Matter & Energy Moves Through The Ecosystem Project
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    High School Project
    In this carbon cycle project, students will model how a carbon atom makes a round trip from a person through the atmosphere and ecosystem and end finally back in the same person. This carbon cycle project video covers concepts like photosynthesis, consumption, cellular respiration, carbon reservoirs, and the 10% rule for energy flow.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-5
    HS-LS1-7
    HS-LS2-4
    MS-LS2-3 (Cycles & Energy Flow)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Energy Pyramid Lab Experiment
    Build an Food Web Lab
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    Elementary School Lab
    Using biotic and abiotic factors, students will build a food web and energy pyramid using examples of producers, consumers, and decomposers. Craters of the Moon National Monument
    NGSS Standard
    5-LS2-1 (Movement of Matter)
     
    Published by National Park Service
  • Energy Pyramid Worksheet
    Tracing Energy Through an Ecosystem
    Free Student Handout
    Free Multimedia
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    High School Worksheet
    In this activity students are reminded of why organisms need to lose carbon atoms: They need to use the chemical energy in organic molecules. All carbon-transforming processes use chemical energy for some cell functions; then lose heat to the environment (this heat is ultimately radiated into outer space). Thus, matter cycles; energy flows in ecosystems.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-4
    MS-LS2-3 (Cycles & Energy Flow)
     
    Published by CarbonTIME
  • Energy Pyramid Worksheet
    Biomass Patterns in Ecosystems
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    Middle School Worksheet
    Students use the results of the Meadow Simulation to recognize a consistent pattern in ecosystems: the biomass in the herbivore population is smaller than the producer biomass, and biomass in the carnivore population is always the smallest.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-4
     
    Published by Carbon TIME
  • Energy Pyramid Lab Experiment
    Food Chain Lab - Owl Pellets
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    Middle School Lab
    In this food chain lab, students dissect owl pellets to learn how the owl is part of a food chain. Since the owl regurgitates these compact pellets, owl pellets are undigested parts that the owl eats, which contain fur and bones of small rodents. Dry pellets will not smell and are acceptable for students to handle with gloves.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS2-4
    MS-LS1-7 (Metabolism)
    MS-LS2-1 (Resource Availability)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf