Game: Food web of life

In this activity, students play a food web game to predict and explain how the population of a species changes as its predator or prey population changes.

By acting out different fictional scenarios, students consider the dynamic ways organisms in an ecosystem affect each other’s population.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: 20 minutes

About this resource

  • Resource type: game
  • Theme: Urban habitats

Learning outcomes

  • understand that food webs describe feeding relationships in an ecosystem
  • appreciate that when one population changes, other populations in the ecosystem are impacted
  • appreciate that human activities affect urban nature
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • food web diagram with species cards
  • optional: wild cards

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