Food Chains

Science, Grade 6

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Table Of Contents: Food Chains

1. What Is a Food Chain?
Movement of energy can be shown in a food chain. A food chain is a series of events in which one organism eats another organism to obtain energy.
2. Snake Food Chain
Food chains are linear and look at one path of energy flow. This is a food chain for a snake.
3. Trophic Levels
The levels of a food chain are referred to as trophic levels. Each level indicates one more energy-transferring step away from the sun.
4. Parts of a Food Chain
A food chain is made of producers and multiple levels of consumers. Top-level consumers are typically carnivores that do not have any natural enemies.