Accumulation of Toxins in Food Web -- Beth Knapp

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Introduction

This activity will take students through the process of bioaccumulation of toxins in the food web. Students will model how energy is transferred through the aquatic food chain and how toxic material can enter the food chain.

Lesson Time

Instructional Time
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)
California Academic Content Standards (7)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to model energy transfer through the aquatic food chain.
  • Students will be able to explain how a toxic material can enter the food chain.
  • Students will be able to analyze the affects of biological magnification and bioaccumulation.

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