British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. In 2023 it takes place on 10th–19th March and the theme is connections!
We've designed this activity to help you explore some of nature's most important connections – those within an ecosystem.
Ecosystems are communities of living and non-living things in an environment. The animals, plants and nature within an ecosystem are dependent on each other for survival.
This activity is aimed at children aged 7–11. Use this to practice arranging animals and plants into food chains or food webs.
Cut out the animal and plant cards.
On a piece of paper, arrange the cards into food chains or food webs. If you don't stick them down, you can rearrange them multiple times.
Draw arrows between the cards to show what an animal or plant is eaten by.
This free question pack contains seven questions to challenge your child's knowledge of the connections that can be found in an ecosystem. Also included is a separate answer pack.
Key Stage 2 (Year 3–6): food chains, predators, prey, producers, adaptation
Key Stage 3 (challenge and prepare for Year 7!): food webs, interdependence
You can find more British Science Week activities on the theme of 'Connections' on the official website, britishscienceweek.org
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