“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. Some animals eat plants, some animals eat other animals.” (Shepherd Software)
Using this site gives an introduction to the food chains topic through a seven level food chain game! This is ideal as an introduction to food chains for children in primary school. Look at the information offered then try the games which cover the following:
- A simple chain
- A bigger chain
- A marine chain
- A mixed chain
- A full chain
At this point, the games tell you how many mistakes you have made and gives you an opportunity to visit the information pages again.
- A full marine chain
- A chain with a human
At the end it will tell you how many mistakes you made and ask you to play until you get 100%. NB. This game was made with Flash so needs to run on a laptop or desktop, not a tablet.
Primary Homework Help asks what is a food chain? The site shows images of grass, a grasshopper, a toad and a hawk – children could discuss where each one gets its food from. It also explains producers and consumers, and talks about predators being at the top of the chain. It also has an extension page about food webs.
Crick Web also hosts a food chain activity and downloadable lesson plan.