California Coast Live Oak
Food Web Game
PHOTO: BCNPS Native Here Nursery
You have now made a food chain. (Do not destroy
HOW to PLAY it. You will use it in part 3.)
Record your food chain by taking a photo or
drawing it. Then write down any questions you have
Part I – SORT THE CARDS
Read all the cards.
Sort the cards into four piles: Part 3 - BUILD A FOOD WEB
Parts of the oak tree that can be eaten by 1)
Start with the food chain you made in part 2.
animals (Plants are Producers.) 2)
Can you find other animals that eat this same part
Animals that eat parts of the oak tree (These of the oak tree? Can you find other animals that eat
animals are Herbivores or first level the animals in your food chain?
Connect them to your chain by adding arrows.
Animals that eat other animals (These animals 4)
Have your teacher check it.
are Carnivores or second level Consumers.)
Record your food web by taking a photo or drawing
Animals that eat both plants and animals (These it. Write down any questions you have about it.
Part 4 – SHARE YOUR FOOD WEB
Part 2 - BUILD A FOOD CHAIN Share the food webs you came up with your friends.
Choose ONE oak tree part (leaves, acorns, or
another part). Part 5 – SEE IF YOU CAN BUILD MANY
Find ONE insect or animal that eats that part of the FOOD WEBS & USE ALL THE CARDS!
oak tree. Now try to build as many food webs as you can to use
up all the cards. You might end up with many different
Then find ONE animal that eats the insect or
chains and webs. That is OK. All the cards do not
animal you just chose.
have to connect with each other. Make sure you are
Connect them with “Is Eaten By” arrows. Make careful to connect creatures that have a food
sure you have the arrow pointing the right direction! relationship.