This activity is a great introduction to food chains and food webs. A picture of a forest community is provided for students to select living organisms and then have to determine what niche that organism plays in this community. The student then creates a food chain and then a food web using these organisms. At the end, the student must create a food chain from his/her own community and compare it to the forest community. The flow of energy is also a key point that is brought out in this activity.