Self Assessment

Task 1: What understanding and misconceptions about food chains and feeding relationships are revealed by these pupil-generated food chains?

Task 2: Below are some teacher questions and pupil responses which reveal some misconceptions and incomplete understanding.

Teacher question 1: What kinds of predators live in the woods around here?

Pupil responses:

Teacher question 2: Whatís happening here? (showing pupils the following food chain:)

green plant ® rabbit ® fox

Pupil responses:

Teacher question 3: What would happen to the other living things if all the foxes died?

Pupil responses:

Teacher question 4: Why are there more rabbits than foxes?

Pupil responses:

Teacher question 5: How come the dead plants and animals in the woods disappear?

Pupil responses:

Contents

Diversity of organisms
Ecosystems and habitats
Species interaction
Adaption
Diversity
Micro-organisms
Self assessment (2)