teaching resource

Food Webs - Research Project

  • Updated

    Updated:  16 Jun 2023

Explore the food webs that exist in various biomes around the world with this student-centered inquiry task.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  4 - 5

teaching resource

Food Webs - Research Project

  • Updated

    Updated:  16 Jun 2023

Explore the food webs that exist in various biomes around the world with this student-centered inquiry task.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  4 - 5

Explore the food webs that exist in various biomes around the world with this student-centered inquiry task.

Explore Food Webs Through Inquiry Learning

Show your students how their science knowledge can be applied to the real world with an open-ended science research project! Inquiry-based learning provides wonderful opportunities for differentiation, enabling students to feel confident and successful as they engage with tasks at their own individual level.

Through this student-driven inquiry task, your learners will:

  1. Research a food web in a specific biome. 
  2. Describe the flow of energy through the food web.
  3. Predict how changes in the ecosystem affect the food web.

How to Complete This Food Web Project

Students will be guided through this research project by completing each of the steps below.

  1. Choose a biome to research.
  2. Research the chosen biome, as well as the animals and plants that make up the food web in that biome. 
  3. Research and explain how energy flows from producers to consumers to decomposers through the food web.
  4. Make predictions on how changes in the ecosystem may affect the balance of the food web.
  5. Write a reflection on the success of the project.
  6. List all sources used in the project.

What Is Included in This Food Webs Project?

You’ll find everything you need to implement this food webs inquiry task in the comprehensive student workbook. The workbook contains the following:

  • Instruction page (including objectives, criteria and steps)
  • Assessment rubric
  • Biome list
  • Research/source suggestions
  • Cover page
  • Food web drawing and description page
  • Impact of ecosystem changes page
  • Reflection questions
  • Resource citations list

Download to Get Started!

Access the student workbook via the Download button at the top of the page. Use the dropdown arrow to select between the editable Google Slides file or the easy-print PDF.

To save paper, we recommend that you print the workbook as a double-sided document.


This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.

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