A good flow from cellular respiration into food webs can then be made. Once the concept of energy production is understood the class will begin to look at how this energy is transferred in the food webs of the intertidal habitat.
A typical food web of an intertidal habitat includes
Plankton ? Filter Feeders ? Shorebirds
Diatoms ? Deposit Feeders ? Predatory Crabs ? Shorebirds
With a general knowledge of their model organisms the students will access images via internet of their model organism. Groups of students can then make their own food web displays, which can then be used as a decorative piece for the classroom.