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Food Chains and Food Webs Year 7-8

Year levels

Year 7, Year 8


See Plan Your Visit


Monday to Friday (during school term)


Australian Animals, Ecosystems / Habitats, Food Chains / Webs, Human Impact

Discover complex interactions between animals by examining food chains and food webs.

Program description

In this program students will learn about food chains and food webs by observing animals, their habitats, and how they interact. They will also be encouraged to think about how human influences affect food webs and how we can reduce our impact.

Students will:

  • Learn about the food webs and food chains animals need to thrive in their environment
  • Investigate the impacts on ecosystems when a species is introduced or removed and how we can reduce impact
  • Learn about human impacts on ecosystems

Program sequence

Before your visit


Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students curiosity before their zoo visit. 

During your visit

Connect and Understand 

Students will analyse food chains and food webs to understand the impact it could have if a species is lost or introduced into the ecosystem. This understanding highlights the importance of healthy ecosystems and the need for conservation programs at Zoos Victoria.

Your Park visit will include: an introduction to the day, Zoo Teacher workshop (30 minutes), and a self-guided walking trail. Check out your Teaching Guide for other ideas of what to do at the Park.  

After your visit


Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning back at school. 


Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. 

Program map and itineraries

Your booking confirmation email will list your group's education workshop time/s.

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum 7-8


Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs and can be affected by human activity (VCSSU093)

  • Students will create a food web representative and determine the impacts on this ecosystem when other species are introduced to the mix
  • Students will learn about human influences on food webs and create solutions on steps they can take

Plan your excursion 

This program is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection

School groups will enter Kyabram Fauna Park via the Main entrance. Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival. More Information. 

Book your education experience

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You will need to know the following to book your zoo excursion or online workshop:

  • Education program of your choice (if applicable)
  • Preferred date
  • School name and address
  • Contact details of organising teacher
  • Number of students/classes and their year level