Teacher Activity Guide, Volume 9 Issue 1

Wild Times coverFood Webs: What's For Dinner

Using Wild Times as a Reading in the Content Area
Wild Times presents an opportunity for your students to be introduced to ecological concepts and to read scientific information. This issue focuses on food webs and energy transfers, two complex and interrelated concepts. Begin your exploration of this issue by working with the vocabulary that is presented. Students can define the words by reading the text of this issue. In addition, Wild Times allows students to look for key words that are used in many science textbooks. One way to increase your students' ability to read science is to have them make an outline of the issue, or to write a summary paragraph after reading.


  • Food web

  • Photosynthesis

  • Primary producers

  • Herbivores

  • Carnivores

  • Omnivores

  • Detritivores

  • Decomposers


  • Students will be able to define food webs.

  • Students will be able to state how energy is transferred in a food web.

  • Students will be able to give examples of herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and decomposers found in New Hampshire.

Associated Project WILD Activities:

Activity Grade level

Lobster in Your Lunch Box

Owl Pellets 5-8
Prairie Memoirs  5-8
Shrinking Habitat 5-8
What Did Your Lunch Cost Wildlife? 5-8
What's for Dinner 5-8

Associated Project WILD Aquatic Activities:

Activity Grade level

Marsh Munchers

Hooks and Ladders 5-8
Blue Ribbon Niche 5-8

For teachers who do not have access to Project WILD activities, we can provide single copies of activities suggested. You may request these by contacting:

Project WILD
N.H. Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301


Students can explore the N.H. Fish and Game Department website for additional information. www.wildlife.state.nh.us or www.WildNewEngland.org

About Us
NH Fish and Game Dept.
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301

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