A shows how each livingA shows how each living
thing gets its food. Some animals eatthing gets its food. Some animals eat
plants and some animals eat otherplants and some animals eat other
Food WebFood Web
AA food webfood web is a model that shows all the possibleis a model that shows all the possible
feeding relationships between organisms living infeeding relationships between organisms living in
an ecosystem.an ecosystem.
What are the differencesWhat are the differences
between food webs andbetween food webs and
food chains?food chains?
A food web is actually several food
chains joined together.
How many food chains can you
make from this food web?
WHAT IS IN A FOOD CHAINWHAT IS IN A FOOD CHAIN
Plants get their energy from the sun.Plants get their energy from the sun.
They areThey are producersproducers because theybecause they
make their own food using energymake their own food using energy
from the sun.from the sun.
Consumers hunt, gather, andConsumers hunt, gather, and
store food because they cannotstore food because they cannot
make their own.make their own.
Three Types ofThree Types of
A herbivore is an animal that gets itsA herbivore is an animal that gets its
energy from eating plants.energy from eating plants.
Herbivores Medium-sized Herbivores Small Herbivores
A carnivore is an animal that gets foodA carnivore is an animal that gets food
from killing and eating other animals.from killing and eating other animals.
Large Carnivores Medium Carnivores Small Carnivores
An omnivore is a kind of animal thatAn omnivore is a kind of animal that
either eats other animals or plants.either eats other animals or plants.