Food Chain, Food Web, Energy Pyramid Activities (Biology Packet)

We have a Biology Packet that covers the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings (ie. ecology!). I have added several new activities to this packet.   These include interactive notebook pages on the food chain, food web and the energy pyramid. Also, I created a new Biology Bundle of 3! Details about that are below. Food Chain Food Web Food Pyramid Activties - Interactive Notebook Pages

First, let me explain what new activities were added.  In addition to the food chain and food web activities you can see above, there is also an interactive notebook activity to help students learn about the different trophic levels:

Trophic Level - Interactive Notebook ActivityThere is also an interactive notebook page with flaps for creating a notebook page about energy pyramids:

Energy Pyramid Interactive Notebook ActivityIn all, there are about 10 new pages. (There is an option to print a couple of the activities in either black & white or color.) The Biology Unit is well over 70 pages.

Note: If you purchased this packet previously, you should have gotten an email from SendOwl (the delivery service I use) with your download link. If you have any trouble or can’t find that email, be sure to drop me an email and I will get that to you right away! ~Liesl

Here are some of the things we explored in this unit:

What is the difference between a biome, ecosystem, and habitat?  What is the difference between a food chain and a food web? What are trophic levels?  What is the energy pyramid? What is symbiosis?  How do different species interact?  What in the world is amensalism or antiobiosis?!

Some of the other topics in this biology unit include:

  • a discussion of the difference between biomes, ecosystems, and habitats
  • the three main climate zones
  • the abiotic factors of each biome —  ie. the physical, nonliving factors that shape an ecosystem
  • dominant animals and plants in each biome
  • feeding relationships — producers and consumers (autotrophs and heterotrophs).  And, we talked about the different feeding relationships: herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores and decomposers
  • biological interactions:
    • Amensalism
    • Predation
    • Competition
    • Antibiosis
    • Mutualism
    • Commensalism
    • Parasitism

Here are a few more pictures of material in this unit:




This packet 70 page packet is $6.50 and contains all the materials mentioned above. (The price has not changed with the addition of the new materials, but I have created a brand new Biology Bundle of 3! Details below or in Our Store!)

Biology Packet on the Biosphere: Biomes, Ecosystems, Habitats, Feeding Relationships, Biological Interactions and More!


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Once you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download this file (which will open in a browser window).  You will also receive an email from Sendowl (the service I use), which will have a link you can click on to download the Biology Unit.  (It will say, “You can download your digital products…” with a clickable link.)  Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com.  You can also reach me by replying to the email from SendOwl or using the contact form on the blog. And you can also reach me over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page.


  $17.00 Biology BUNDLE of 3: 1) Biology Unit (Biomes, habitats, food chains/webs, feeding relationships) 2)  Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet 3) Ocean Unit & Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone Activities

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Homeschool Den StoreBiology Bundle of 3 includes the Biology Unit (Biomes, food chains, etc) plus the Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Unit and the Ocean Unit…

Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet:

Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit - Packet 60+pages

In this unit, we started off by talking about why we classify things. We learned about the dichotomous key and did a number of activities to understand how they work. We talked about why classification is useful and how we can do that in a way that is organized and logical.

Scientific Classification- Dichotomous Key ActivitiesThen we went into more detail about the history of classification.  Scientists have been grouping and categorizing different species for most of human history. In the past 300 years or so, scientists have worked on developing a logical, organized system for classifying the species around us.

All living organisms are classified by their characteristics. We keep adding to and adjusting the classification system as new evidence become available through DNA research and molecular studies! We talked about Linnaeus and his contributions to the classification of animals and his system of naming organisms (binomial nomenclature).

History Scientific Classification - Linnaeus Notebook PagesWe talked about the current system of classification and by the end of the unit, the kids were readily able to identify the types of organisms that have been classified as Bryozoa, Platyhelminthes, Porifora and other phyla in the Animalia Kingdom.

Taxonomy-Scientific Classification-ActivitiesWe did a number of hands-on activities studying and observing various species and even did some simple dissections at the end of the unit.

Biology Bundle includes the Biology Unit (Biomes, food chains, etc) plus the Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Unit and the Ocean Unit…

Ocean Unit:

This unit is a study of the hydrosphere — Earth’s oceans, tides, marine life (including bioluminescent critters, and more!)

Ocean Unit Middle SchoolIn our ocean studies we explored

  • Marine Habitats
  • Water Form Words (bay, estuary, lagoon, fjord, etc.)
  • Features of the Ocean Floor (trench, seamount, guyot, etc.)
  • Ocean Navigation (early navigation with astrolabes & the constellations, modern SONAR)
  • Salinity
  • Ocean Currents (Surface & Deep Sea Currents)
  • Ocean Life:
    • Special Body Features
    • Fish Body Shape and Movement
    • Biological Interactions: Mutualism and Commensalism in the Ocean
    • Deep Sea Life – Bioluminescence, Anglerfish

We also talked about the ocean zones and different layers of the ocean again (which we covered three or four years ago).

Ocean Unit Study-coming-soonFeatures-of-the-Ocean-Floor-WorksheetsOcean Zones - Layers of the Ocean ActivityFish-Body-Shape-Features-WorksheetsBioluminescence-Worksheets $17.00 Biology BUNDLE of 3: 1) Biology Unit (Biomes, habitats, food chains/webs, feeding relationships) 2)  Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet 3) Ocean Unit & Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone Activities

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