Predators, Prey & Food Chains
KS 1, 2, 3, 4. First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage.
Ages 5 -14
DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins
OVERVIEW: Food chains are a very delicate balance - each species is dependent on the others around it. If something upsets that balance then drastic things can happen!
This workshop looks at feeding connections (what-eats-what) in an ecological community. We examine herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and learn how to classify non-living and living things. Pupils discover where energy comes from and how the consumer resource system can cause the disruption of a food web.
Animals used in this workshop
Key Workshop Objectives
Examine how living things depend on each other
Explain the difference between living and non-living things
Establish what living things need to survive
Discover food chains
Define key terminology
Discuss food web disruption