Energy Flow in the Garden System

Students will dissect owl pellets to collect evidence that they will use to reconstruct the owl’s food web and energy pyramid.

Concepts: Food Webs

Essential Questions

  • How does energy flow through an ecosystem?

Standards Addressed

  • S4L1. Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
    • a. Identify the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community.
    • b. Demonstrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers.