Each brief video features an interactive exercise based on Academy research!
In addition to showcasing live footage from a unique ecosystem, each of the three videos in the Exploring Ecosystems series features an opportunity for students to actively participate in a problem-solving scenario based on an ongoing research project of an Academy scientist.
As you watch the video, be prepared to pause at key points to participate fully!
The Coastal Food Web video investigates the following questions:
- How do you predict the effects of a change in the community’s populations on the community as a whole?
- How will a change in an ecosystem affect energy flow, nutrient cycling, population growth, or community structure?
- How will loss of an organism from a food chain or web affect flow of energy?