This activity is a fun way of learning about the different living things in the coral reef and how they are connected. This food web activity introduces young people to a range of animals that they may come across during a coral expedition.
In this activity you will create a series of food chains connecting the different creatures that live on the coral reef. This will show how life in the ocean 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 seagrass coral and then found the green turtle that eats the seagrass. See if you can make the chain longer by finding an animal that eats green turtle, 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 coral reef, see the coral life gallery.
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Science | Ages 7 - 11
These resources for ages 7-11 are based on the journeys undertaken by science teams taking part in the XL Catlin Seaview Survey expeditions. These resources present a complete scheme of work for the science classroom, covering core science and sustainability curriculum areas as well as enhancing students' creative and communications skills.