In this topic, we are going to show you how to make a food chain model for your science project or exhibitions.
Food chain contains a network of links in a food web which starts from producer organisms (such as grass which use radiation from the sun to prepare food) and ends at apex predator species (like killer whales), detritivores (like earthworms), or decomposer species (such as fungi).
It also shows who organisms are related to each other in the food chain by the kind of food they eat. Different levels of food chain represent the different trophic level.
Food web and food chain differs because of the complex network of different animals feeding relations gets aggregated and chain follows a direct, linear pathway of one animal at a time.
Interconnections between food chains form a food web. Many food webs are made up of keystone species. It has a large impact on the surrounding environment and directly affects the food chain.
If keystone species dies then it will disturb the entire food chain and it will become off balance. They help in preventing mass extinction and keeps herbivores from depleting all of the foliage in their environment.
How to make An Food Chain Model Step by Step Video
In this video, we will show you the following steps and items that can be used to build a food chain model at home by taking help freely from your parents.
Materials Used to make Food Chain Model – DIY
- Sketch Pens
- White and Color Chart paper
- Card Board
- Hot Glue Gun
- Waste Boxes for Food Chain
- Scissor to Cut
Prepare for Science Fair Questions & Answers – Food Chain Model
- What is a food chain?
Food chain means a sequence of events in an ecosystem. Here one organism eats another and then is eaten by another organism.
- Define food chain?
A food chain always beings with plant-life and ends with animal-life. It shows how each living thing gets food and how energy, nutrients are passed from one creature to another creature.
- What are the types of food chain?
Basically, there are types of food chain namely “Grazing food chain and Detritus food chain”.
- What is a good example of a food chain?
As shown in the video, Grasshopper eats grass, Frog eats a grasshopper, Snake eats the frog and finally, the snake is eaten by an eagle.
- What is the main purpose of the food chain?
A food chain shows the transfer of energy and material from one species to another species with an ecosystem.
Working of the food chain is important to understand as it explains living organisms that make up the food chain and to maintain a balanced ecology system.