Grade Levels: Grades 3-5
Resource Types: Kits
Students begin the lesson by learning how fish are classified and trying their hand at organizing Lake Superior fish into families. Once students have a grasp on “who” lives in Lake Superior Basin, they turn their attention towards what those fish eat and how energy is transferred between the interdependent organisms of an ecosystem. Students will assume various roles in a Lake Superior Food Web Tag. In successive rounds of Food Web Tag, new species are introduced and population ratios altered in an effort to balance the simulated ecosystem.
Minnesota Science Standards: 220.127.116.11.1, 18.104.22.168.2, 22.214.171.124.1, 126.96.36.199.4, 188.8.131.52.2, 184.108.40.206.3, 220.127.116.11.1, 18.104.22.168.1, 22.214.171.124.2,
Credit: Science Institute for Educators 2012-2013Request this Resource