Coral Oceans Lesson 5 - Coral Food Chains

An opportunity for the vibrancy of the coral reef to come alive through art.

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 2

Subject: Science

Resource Overview

This lesson combines science and creativity to help young people learn more about life on the coral reef and the food chains that link them together. The output for this activity is to create a mobile to hang at home or in the classroom, showing some of the main types of life that can be found on the coral reef, and how they are related through predator-prey relationships. Thank you to EncounterEdu for allowing us to share this resource.

Resource Assets


Coral Food Chains lesson plan

All the information you need to teach the lesson with confidence.


Coral Food Chains Presentation

A PowerPoint including all the necessary information.


Food Chains - student sheet

Find out the difference between carnivores, herbivores, omnivores and detritivores.


Dive Log - students sheet

A dive log for students to complete.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.