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Drawing food chains

Food chains show the connection between the producer and the consumers. They can be illustrated in simple diagrams, for example:

grass « cow « human

The arrows always point from producer to consumer. In the above example, the grass is the producer; the cow is the primary consumer; the human is the secondary consumer.

Draw three food chains that show the connections between the following producers and consumers. You can use any of the producers or consumers more than once.

grass    clover    worms   chickens   cows   thrushes  hawks   foxes   rabbits   humans


Now try drawing food webs that show the different food chains within an ecosystem. Include the terms predator and prey in your diagrams.