What is the food chain among the animals listed below?Sabling, grass, insect, rabbit, deer, mouse, frog, hawk, snake and wolf.
If your food chains do not have to be very long, we can make five different chains out of these. Now, you should be able to think of this by yourself. All you have to think about is this: which thing on this list can eat which other thing. That is something that you can do without too much trouble, I'm sure. I'll help you with a couple of these and then you can hopefully think of others.
- Insects eat grass. But then a frog can eat the insects. The frog, in turn, can be eaten by a snake. That is a food chain. Try to make another by thinking about what else can eat a frog.
- Deer eat saplings. Wolves can eat deer. That's a food chain. Perhaps you can think of what else a deer can eat. Or what else can eat a sapling.
When one looks at a food chain, one must look at the levels that appear in the chain--primary, secondary, tertiary, etc.
The lowest level on the chain are organisms that break down other organisms. An insect is the first level, the insect is eaten by the frog, the snake eats the frog, and the hawk eats the snake.
The next set could start with the grass and the insect eats the grass, the frog eats the insect.
The grass is first, the rabbit eats the grass, and the hawk eats the rabbit.
The saplings are eaten by the deer, the wolf eats the deer.
You can create more than just five so try your hand at it.