Hey Teacher Friends,
Right now I’m in the process of creating a series of STEM projects for students who are studying Earth Science. The Ecosystems STEM Activity is all about ecosystems and food webs!
This project is SO much fun! A STEM group (4-5 students) must first decide on which type of ecosystem they are going to research for their challenge.
Before I begin the challenge with students, I make sure they know all about how energy travels up the web. A food web is a system of interlocking food chains within an ecosystem or community. Energy first comes from the sun. Plants use that energy from the sun and produce energy for primary consumers. The primary consumers provide energy for the secondary consumers and so forth. After students have basic knowledge of how food webs work, they are ready to choose an ecosystem and get to work!
Ecosystems STEM Activity: Food Web Marble Maze