Energy Flow in an Ecosystem

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Every living thing requires a food source, thus the interconnections in ecosystems become complex. Scholars learn about these interconnections in a presentation on energy flow. It starts with the sun and moves through many different types of consumers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a food web using local animals
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of food as energy
  • Contains some graphic images
Pros

  • Easily aligns with many different curricula
  • Includes examples of three different ecological pyramids
Cons

  • None