Food Web
It Consists of Multiple Food Chains

A A food web consists of multiple food chains and tells us how each food chain in the ecosystem relates to each other.  In the following comics, it tells us the difference between food chains vs. food web.

20170527d food web 1
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20170527d food web 2
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The food web drawn below features only 2 food chains, which is a bit over-simplified because most food webs would feature many food chains.


Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-LS2-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.

HS-LS2-3. Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

HS-LS2-4. Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.

HS-LS2-5. Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.

What Science Does this Comic Teach?

Unit: Anatomy and Phsiology

⇒Chapter: Cycles of Energy

⇒Topic: Food Web

Additional Information


It means a “living thing”…  Whether it is big (such as a dog) or small (such as a bacterium), all living things are called “organisms”.

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