What Is A Food Chain?
The Dr. Binocs Show via Peekaboo Kidz


In an ecosystem, living things interact with each other and their habitat to get food.


Plants use energy from the Sun to make their own food.


Without plants, there would be no life on Earth. We call plants producers.


Animals can’t make their own food, so they eat plants and other animals. We call animals consumers. Consumers can be carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.


When living things die, they provide food for decomposers, such as fungi and worms.


These decomposers clean the dead material and give nutrients back to the soil. Plants need these nutrients to make their own food.

foodchain_wordleAnd so the process starts again. This process is called the food chain. [+]

ProducConsumDecomposersGame_sheppardsoftwareGame | Identify the producers, the consumers and the decomposers. Via Sheppard Software.

foodchaingame_sheppardsoftwareGame | Order the food chains. Via Sheppard Software.

FoodChains_BrainPOPMovie | Food Chains. Via BrainPOP.


Play | Help Deadly 60’s Steve find the food chain’s deadliest predator. Via BBC Science Clips.

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