Building Ecological Pyramids

This Building Ecological Pyramids activity & project also includes:

Looking for a fresh take on traditional food/energy pyramids? Conduct an innovative activity where pupils build their own! The lesson uses research data from Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique for a real-life safari touch. Scholars gather, organize, and analyze data, then apply the 10 percent rule to create a model of a savanna energy pyramid.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Make the resource an all-inclusive look at the movement of energy through food webs and ecosystems
  • Have the class illustrate their pyramids to add color and creativity to the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Set up your WildCam Gorongosa account prior to beginning the lesson so you can build your virtual classroom
  • Complete the eight activities in order, as they build on one another
Pros
  • The vast included resources make the lesson very engaging for both middle and high school learners
  • Activity is nicely chunked, which helps you easily check understanding throughout the lesson
Cons
  • None