Our target: Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
Why are food chains important?
Food chains are an essential part of life.
They are important for us to understand nature and also help to teach about the diets of animals and their roles within a food chain.
To learn more about food chains, use this Under the Sea Food Chains PowerPoint to find out about underwater creatures and what they eat.
What is a food chain?
A food chain is a series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.
It is also the series of processes by which food is grown or produced, sold, and eventually consumed.
A food chain shows how each living thing gets food, and how nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature.
Food chains begin with plant-life and end with animal-life.
Where to Start
Below are lots (sorry!) of attachments. The first three are the links mentioned above, so enjoy having a peruse through those.
Underneath I've used 'F.C ...' which means 'Food Chain ...' all activities linked to the food chain.
There are a lot of resources but not tonnes of actual written work. This means, time to get talking and time to get independent!
One of the powerpoints is missing, but I don't think it'll impact the children's learning. The powerpoint goes through a range of animals asking whether they are consumer, producer, predator or prey. It also asks the children to create a food chain considering these key words.