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                                               Food Chain for Kids

A food chain explains the relationship between different species of living creatures on the basis of their feeding choices. A food chain begins with plants. They make their own food and this is why they are known as producers.

The first consumer that eats producers is called the primary consumer. The second consumer in the food chain that eats primary consumer is known as secondary consumer. The subsequent consumer eats the secondary consumer and is known as tertiary consumer.

 

Quick Facts: –

  • Producers convert inorganic compounds into organic compounds and they use either solar or chemical energy in the process.
  • A food web is formed when we put all the food chains in the ecosystem together.
  • The concept of food webs was introduced by Charles Elton for the very first time in 1927.
  • Each and every organism in a food chain has its own position. This specific position is known as a Trophic level.
  • On an average, food chains have four to five Trophic levels as at each level much energy is lost as heat.
  • Removing just one level from a food chain can cause disastrous effects on the ecosystem.
  • Sometimes, it can result in extinction of a species as food chains are important for survival of most of the species.
  • There are four different types of consumers including herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and scavengers.
  • Humans sit on the top of the food chain as they eat both plants and animals which have consumed other forms of energy.
  • The energy transfer through food chain comes to an end when the last consumer is eaten by decomposers.
 

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