Ecosystems & Food Webs

Duration: 2 Weeks / 7 Hours
NS CAPS, Page 15 and 50

After the completion of Topic 5 the learners will be able to:

  • provide a definition of an ecosystem
  • identify different types of ecosystems
  • describe an ecosystem (e.g. the plants, animals, soil, water, sunlight, temperature and threats in an ecosystem)
  • explain the relationship between living and non-living things in an ecosystem
  • identify possible threats to ecosystems
  • identify the three components of a food web
  • describe the connection between plants and animals in a food web
  • draw and label a simple food web

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz


  • Old magazines
  • Large pictures of animals to form a simple food chain, e.g. leaf, caterpillar, chameleon, snake and mongoose