TES collection Food chains

Primary Science - Food Chains

Animals and plants need each other to survive. A simple enough premise, but how do we teach about the web of life? From powerpoints to introduce the key terms and diagrams, to ideas for practical lessons, to homework sheets to revise the learning, we have all the resources on food chains you’ll need!


  • An interactive resource for pupils to create food chain pictures with labels and text explanation. There are on-screen word and image banks to use.

Woodland Habitats: Explanation Book

  • One of a set of TESiboard, non-fiction, interactive, explanation books. Bright, colourful illustrations and a simple text explain a woodland habitat and its food chain. There are two web links as we have provided two text levels for these books enabling this to be used across KS1 and KS2 and also for SEN. The simpler book has audio support.

The Food Chain

  • A presentation on food chains, suitable for Years 5-7. This resource also has two worksheets for pupils to complete.

Food chains

  • A power point about creatures in the environment and how they depend on each other and contribute to the ecology of the earth, to stimulate discussion and questions.

Food webs

  • This interactive resource is designed to extend pupils’ knowledge of food chains and feeding relationships, with a link to a revision video. Pupils finally produce their own food web based on a tropical rainforest ecosystem.

Food Chains and Nocturnal Animals

  • A Nocturnal Animals powerpoint with sound files and video clips, plus three differentiated cloze procedure worksheets on food chains, aimed at KS1 pupils.

Food chains

  • This is designed as an introduction to food chains for younger KS2 pupils. Pupils work interactively through a series of food chains, identifying the correct order.

Food Chains (BBC Bitesize)

  • Just one of the topics covered under the Science section of this site, suitable for Key Stage 2 children. This resource can be used in class with teachers or children can use it on their own.

Dinner time!

  • Children explore the feeding relationship between organisms living in a particular habitat. Suitable for Y4 pupils.

Food chains

  • A simple puzzle for students to place pictures into the correct order to make a food chain.

Habitats and Food Chains: who eats whom?

  • Activities which focus on food chains as a useful way of demonstrating to pupils that animals and plants need each other to survive. They are a basis for the pupils to build up to more complex ideas about ecosystems.

Marine Food Web Mobile

  • Pupils create a marine mobile and to use the process of making it to learn about marine life and food chains. This activity could be completed in small groups, as a class or individually. The difficulty of the design and construction can be tailored to suit the abilities of students.

Fox and rabbit graph drawing

  • This activity requires pupils to draw a graph showing how the numbers of foxes and rabbits affect each other. It also draws on the ideas of adaptations and food chains.

Share the World

  • This powerpoint introduces extinct and endangered animals and explains the food chain and food web. We all need to work together and we all need each other to survive. The aim is to create an awareness of the world around us

Food chains: Y5/Y6 science plan

  • Lesson plan, including a practical investigation, an introductory smartboard file and a planning board for a science lesson relating to environment and food chains.

Food chains: Homework worksheet

  • A colourful worksheet, aimed at Y6, to consolidate learning on food chains.

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