Food Web Project Ideas

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

Food webs and their interacted food chains are important for students to understand. Your students will learn about food webs as they work in groups on a few hands-on projects.

Food Web

There are many interactions between living organisms that your students will have to learn. One type of biological interaction is that of different living organisms within a food web. Your students will have to learn how food webs work and the possible outcomes that can occur if there is an imbalance in any of the food chains within the food web.

One learning method is for students to illustrate food webs and study the food chains within the web. The projects presented in this resource are geared to further your students understanding of food webs and the food chains within them.

Key Terminology

  • Food web
  • Food chain
  • Predator
  • Prey
  • Extinction

Group Food Webs


  • Rubber plants and animals (variety to represent different types of ecosystems); alternatively, use pictures of plants and animals on popsicle sticks
  • Small poster board and drawing utensils


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