Reconstructing the Owl’s Food Web and Energy Pyramid

EXPLORATION

UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE
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Reconstructing the Owl's Food Web and Energy Pyramid

Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.

Time

45 Minutes

Setting

Inside

Standards

  • 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.

Materials

Procedures

  1. Given a list of findings from owl pellets, students can research the prey animals found in the owl pellet and determine the diet of that prey from a field guide.
  2. From there, students can reconstruct the owl’s food chain or web to the garden (producer) level with the sun as the energy source.

Explorations in this Collection

Reconstructing the Owl’s Food Web and Energy Pyramid

Reconstructing the Owl’s Food Web and Energy Pyramid

Dissecting Owl Pellets

Dissecting Owl Pellets