Ecology

Amazon Biodome Food Web 1

Content Type:
Supplemental
Time to Complete:
15 minutes

The player helps the Biodome Supervisor determine the correct food web for the Amazon Rainforest. Collect DNA and poop samples to better understand the predator/prey relationship in the amazon biodome.

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Standards Covered

MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

02
Anchoring Phenomena & Topics Covered

Flow of Energy; biome, predator, prey, evidence, food web

03
Real World Connections

Students gain a better understanding of the flow of energy which connects to other areas of science such as digestion and how organisms use food as energy.

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Waste Management

Cherie needs you to collect poop samples to get a better understanding of which animals are being eaten in the Amazon biodome.

DNA Extraction

The player is asked to head back into the amazon biodome to collect DNA to match fragments found in the poop to animals living in the biodome.

Build the Food Web

Using the evidence collected in the biodome, build an accurate food web. Players need to consider the flow of energy while building their web.

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