Food Chains

Duration: 1½ Weeks / 5¼ Hours
NS CAPS, Page 33

After the completion of Topic 4 the learners will be able to:

  • relate to the importance of food chains.
  • come to the conclusion that without plants animals will not be able to live.
  • realise that the sun is a source of energy for all living things on earth.
  • have a better idea of the feeding relationship between the producers (plants) and the consumers (animals).
  • explain the interdependence of all the organisms in a food chain.
  • sequence animals and plants in a food chain.
  • discover each individual’s place in the various food chains.
  • design a food chain.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • CD player
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Paperclips in 4 different colours
  • Pieces of modelling clay in different colours


  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Peas
  • Songs
  • Pictures of an own, grass, a mouse, a grasshopper OR
  • Green grass, plastic animals (mouse, grasshopper, owl) OR
  • Different colours of clay to mould and shape