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Learning objects Flow of energy: pond

TLF ID L11713

Use this tool to create a diagram that shows the flow of energy within a pond ecosystem. Select and position appropriate images, symbols, lines and text boxes to build an energy diagram. You can use the images from the tool or import your own images.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students describe relationships between organisms in a pond ecosystem using images and text.
  • Students construct food chains or food webs to describe the flow of energy between organisms in a pond ecosystem.
  • Students identify relationships such as predator-prey or competition.
  • Students identify producers and consumers.
  • Students describe the role the sun plays in most food chains or food webs.
Educational value
  • Encourages students to demonstrate through pictures, diagrams and text what they know about flow of energy in a wetland environment.
  • Assists students to visualise the interrelationships between organisms in a wetland environment.
  • Provides sample ideas to start an inquiry.
  • Includes Print and Save as JPEG options.
Year level

7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science understanding
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Experiment;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Independent learning;
    • Experiential learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 23 Dec 2015
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Technical implementer
    • Name: Ben Butler
    • Organisation: Animated Zombie
    • Address: Hazelbrook NSW 2779 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Martin Richards
    • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
    • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Gayl O'Connor
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 7.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: X
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: Vista
    • © 2015 Education Services Australia Ltd, except where indicated in Acknowledgements.