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What starts first in a food chain?
A food chain always starts with a producer. This is an organism that makes its own food. Most food chains start with a green plant, because plants can make their food by photosynthesis. A living thing that eats other plants and animals is called a consumer.
What is the part of food chain?
Materials: Page 2 3-5 GRADE BAND Parts of a Food Chain Background Information: Trophic levels are the order the organism is placed on the food chain. These levels are divided into producers (first), consumers (second, third and fourth) and decomposers (fifth).
How are animals and plants connected in the food chain?
Food chains that are connected to each other are called food webs. When an animal dies it is eaten up by worms, bacteria and other organisms. These so-called decomposers break down animals and plants into small parts and enrich soil so that other plants can grow better.
Which is the first living thing in the food chain?
Put plainly, the first chain of a food chain is a non-living thing that is eaten by a living organism. So the first living organism of a food chain is something that eats a non-living thing. Plant is first chain of food chain, but first living thing in food chain eats the plant.
Who are the producers in the food chain?
They are called producers because they produce their own food using the sunlight’s energy. This process is called photosynthesis. Animals are the consumers of the food chain. They eat other plants and animals. Some animals only eat plants. Among this group of herbivores are rabbits, mice and cows.
What are the four levels of the food chain?
Every level in a food chain is known as a trophic level. The food chain consists of four major parts, namely: The Sun: The sun is the initial source of energy, which provides energy for everything on the planet. Producers: The producers in a food chain include all autotrophs such as phytoplankton, cyanobacteria, algae, green plants.