This activity is a fun way of learning about the different living things in the Arctic and how they are connected. This food web activity introduces young people to a range of animals that they may come across during an Arctic expedition -- and remember the only place where polar bears and penguins might meet is at the zoo!
In this activity you will create a series of food chains connecting the different creatures that live in the Arctic. This will show how life in the frozen north is connected.
If the whole mobile is too complicated an idea to start with, consider making a single food chain first. Start by placing a ‘producer’ on a table. Search through all the other cards to find a consumer that eats that producer. You might have started with algae and then found the copepod that eats the algae. See if you can make the chain longer by finding an animal that eats copepods, and so on.
If you are unsure about the science definitions, see the 'Find out more' section, and for the different living things in the Arctic, see the Arctic life gallery.
Part of:XL Catlin Oceans Education
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X-Curric | Ages 7 - 11
Based on journeys undertaken by real explorers and scientists, the Frozen Oceans (Primary) education programme is designed to introduce students to what life is like in the High Arctic.