The Food Chain for Kids

Published on January 30, 2023 by

We need the energy from food to help us through our day. In this video, students will learn about food chain and the parts of a food chain. Food chains allow us to understand how living things get the food they need. The first part of a food chain is made of producers — living organisms that use energy from the sun to produce food. Every plant is a producer. Unlike producers, consumers cannot produce their own food. They eat plants (herbivores), animals (carnivores), or a combination of both (omnivores) to obtain energy. Once a living organism dies, it is broken down by decomposers, such as fungi. Decomposers help return nutrients to soil, from where plants obtain nutrients. In this way, all these organisms form the food chain.

This video satisfies the 5-LS2-1 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can: 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. 

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