Kelp Forest Conservation

There otter be a better way. As a class, groups work together to create a food web based on the organisms in the kelp forest. Budding scientists watch a video on the kelp forest to see how the organisms create a food web and hear about the importance of the sea otter in the web. To complete the instructional activity, they discuss the importance of the kelp forest and what they can do to help conserve it.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a food web for a nearby ecosystem
  • Research conservation strategies that are designed to help a specific ecosystem
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes pupils understand a basic food web
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes information for the teacher on aspects of the kelp forest food web
  • Provides links to outside sources of sea otter research
Cons
  • The sea otter game is no longer available