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Food Webs

In this tutor led session learners will explore the interactions and energy flow between plants and animals with learners developing their understanding of how species depend on one another and on the environment for survival.

This session starts with an introduction to producers, consumers and food webs. Then we get hands on dissecting (fake) animal poo and owl pellets to work out who eats who in our garden. We'll use what we learn to construct a food web and we'll consider how problems for one animal or plant can affect the whole food web.

This session is designed to reinforce and complement the Curriculum for Excellence, and depending on your classes level will focus on either SCN 0-01a, SCN 1-02a or SCN 2-02a. If there are particular themes you would like to emphasise, please let us know on the booking form, or arrange a chat with our Education Team.

Availability - All year

Duration - Approximately 45 minutes

Cost Per Learner - £5.00 (Accompanying Adults - Free)

Age Group Suitability - This workshop can be delivered at Early, First or Second levels.

Main CfE Links:


  • I have observed living things in the environment over time and am becoming aware of how they depend on each other. SCN 0-01a


  • I can explore examples of food chains and show an appreciation of how animals and plants depend on each other for food. SCN 1-02


  • I can use my knowledge of the interactions and energy flow between plants and animals in ecosystems, food chains and webs. I have contributed to the design or conservation of a wildlife area. SCN 2-02a

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