Ask learners if they can remember from their Grade 5 lessons what a food chain is.
Explain the food chain as follows:
A food chain shows how each living thing gets food.
A food chain shows how nutrients and energy are passed from plants to animals and from creature to creature.
Food chains begin with plant-life, and end with animal-life. Some animals eat plants and some animals eat other animals.
Draw a simple food chain on the blackboard to show how a food chain could start with a leaf eaten by a caterpillar and continue until it ends with a snake being eaten by a large animal such as a mongoose.
Learner Activity 6
Have large pictures of plants and animals to form a simple food chain available.
Place the pictures on the board in no particular order.
Ask volunteer learners to come and place the pictures in the correct order to form a simple food chain.
Once this has been done, ask learners to identify the following in this simple food chain:
Ask learners to draw a simple food chain in their exercise books.
Guide the learners on how to undertake this drawing of a simple food chain by providing examples and explaining how this activity will be assessed.
Teacher Input 8
Tell the learners that when many different food chains are connected to each other, they form a food web.