The Food Web: Trophic levels and proportional relationships of producers to consumers, carrying capacity, and population equilibrium Relationship between producers and consumers and effect on habitat

THEME: Nature’s Design: Systems, Cycles, Patterns, Relationships, and Adaptations in the Garden System
STRAND: Energy and Matter

Key Concepts

Identify producers and consumers in the garden, including humans.

Investigate the relationship between producers and consumers: which population has more, how do they affect the garden systems, when are the populations out of balance and in balance.

Provide examples from the garden, including the soil food web, energy transfer through the trophic levels.


Make observations of plants and animals and their role as producer and consumer.