About this Daily Classroom Special
Food Web is a project that was created for 7th grade
students by Neil Battagliese, a teacher and science area leader at
Memorial Middle School in South Portland, Maine.
project is part of an interdisciplinary unit focusing
on South America and food webs. In this project
students identify food web relationships within the
Amazon. Students then display these relationships by
creating a website and a foodweb poster.
Students are first introduced to several good websites
and learn basic facts about South America and the
Amazon. Students do this by completing the Amazon
Quiz, an animated on-line quiz with a
student log-in answer form.
Students begin the research process by visiting
websites, for which links are provided on the Process
page of the Amazon
Food Web website, and finding
information pertinent to the HTML pages they will
create. Using the note-taking templates created by the
teacher, students record necessary information.
After receiving a lesson on web design, students
create their own web pages. Students use the teacher
created HTML templates and incorporate their research
information onto the templates. In case students
forget any of the procedures they learned, a technical HELP page is provided. The HTML pages students create are
Webs Page •note-taking
Conservation Page •note-taking
Finally, student groups collaborate to create a food
web poster. The poster reflects information they
learned about Amazon organisms and their understanding
of a food web. The poster contains pictures of Amazon
organisms and arrows that indicate the food web relationships
among these organisms.
A grading rubric is found on the Evaluation page of
Food Web website.
Food Web website includes a Teacher
Resource section. This section provides
additional information for teachers. The resource
section contains project objective, standards,
procedures, and technical guidance.
can email Neil Battagliese at firstname.lastname@example.org.