Who's for dinner?


Look closely at a food chain and food web from a billabong habitat. Help animals to feed and survive. Play the role of a tadpole, fish or heron. Help the animal to grow and breed by feeding and avoiding predators. Notice that eating high-value food sources may increase an animal's risk of being attacked by predators.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Explains food chains and food webs.
  • Provides a game based on a food web in a billabong habitat.
  • Allows students to take the role of tadpole, fish or heron to find food and try to avoid predators.
  • Shows that in a natural habitat it is a challenge for many animals to survive long enough to breed.
  • Provides a glossary that can be printed out.
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • Science

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