Food chains teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students aged 11 to 16 to think hard about food chains  (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

Understanding food chainsBuilding and understanding food chains

GCSE activity and worksheet to help students understand food chains. Students work in groups to think deeply about a series of questions. For example, why don’t humans eat grass? Why are big, fierce creatures rare? What is the longest food chain you can make? It allows students to develop a better understanding of how energy flows through a food chain. They learn how energy loss can affect the length of a food chain and the organisms found within it. (PDF)

  1. Carbon cycle
  2. Ecological terms
  3. Food chains
  4. Habitats
  5. Nitrogen cycle
  6. Sampling techniques and fieldwork