How do population changes in one species impact the others within a food web?

Food chains video (BrainPop): https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/foodchains/

 

In teams, run simulations of the interactive food chain with population data. Record your results.

Food chain game (BBC): http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zbnnb9q

Interactive food chain with population data: https://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/interactives/ecology/ecology.html?initLesson=1

 

Choose a habitat and sketch your food web plan.

Various habitat food chains: http://www2.nau.edu/lrm22/lessons/food_chain/food_chain.html

 

STEM Career: Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife biologists are scientists who observe and study wildlife and how it interacts with ecosystems. They also study the impact humans have on wildlife and their habitats. Their work is important in preserving the environments that wildlife need to thrive. They may focus on a specific field, such as entomology, ornithology, marine biology, or another wildlife area.

Tools of the Trade

Geographic information systems, statistical software, data collection tools, photographic equipment

Education Required

A bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, zoology, or ecology is required; many also earn master’s or doctorate degrees for advanced jobs.

ASK

How do population changes in one species impact the others within a food web?

Food chains video (BrainPop): https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/foodchains/

IMAGINE

In teams, run simulations of the interactive food chain with population data. Record your results.

Food chain game (BBC): http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zbnnb9q

Interactive food chain with population data: https://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/interactives/ecology/ecology.html?initLesson=1

PLAN

CAREER CONNECTION

STEM Career: Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife biologists are scientists who observe and study wildlife and how it interacts with ecosystems. They also study the impact humans have on wildlife and their habitats. Their work is important in preserving the environments that wildlife need to thrive. They may focus on a specific field, such as entomology, ornithology, marine biology, or another wildlife area.

Tools of the Trade

Geographic information systems, statistical software, data collection tools, photographic equipment

Education Required

A bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, zoology, or ecology is required; many also earn master's or doctorate degrees for advanced jobs.