A food chain shows how each living thing gets its food. Some animals eat plants, some animals eat other animals and some eat plants and other animals. A food chain always starts with plant life and ends with an animal.

  1. The food chain is the transfer of energy from one species to another.
  2. All living things needs energy for growth and health.
  3. Within a food chain, some living things create the energy (producers) and some use the energy (consumers).
  4. Plants are producers of energy, as they make their own food (using sunlight, soil, and other elements).
  5. Animals are consumers, because they have to eat other animals and plants.

Foodchains Worksheets

Worksheet 012 – Food chains 1 – Missing words

Worksheet 013 – Food chains 2 – Different biomes

Worksheet 014 – Food chains 3 – Make your own food chains