Build a Food Chain-game

Welcome to CSERC’s Build a Food Chain game

Before you start the food chain game, you can read about what a food chain is below. Or, you can play right away by clicking the “start quiz” button.

How to play the food chain game:

  1. Click on “start quiz”
  2. The food chain starts with a picture of something.
  3. Click on the picture of the thing you think comes next in the food chain
  4. Click the “check” button at the bottom of the page
  5. Click “next” once you’ve learned about the next step of the food chain
  6. Continue until you have a complete food chain.
  7. When your food chain is complete, you can move on to a new food chain.

In the food chain game, there are 4 food chains to complete, and as you complete each one, the next one gets more challenging.

Have fun!

What is a food chain?

All living things needs food to survive.

A food chain shows how each living thing gets food, and how nutrients and energy passes on from creature to creature. Below is a basic example of a food chain.


The elements of a food chain

The SUN is usually the beginning of most food chains.

  • Nearly all of the energy used by living things on earth to survive originally came from the sun.

PRODUCERS, which are plants, produce their own food from sun, water, air (carbon dioxide), and soil.

CONSUMERS, which are usually animals, consume other plants and animals.

  • An HERBIVORE only eats plants.
  • A CARNIVORE only eats meat.
  • An OMNIVORE eats both plants and animals.

DECOMPOSERS, which include fungi, bacteria, and worms, eat decaying plants and animals, and decompose them back into soil. The soil can then be used by plants to grow.

A food web

Many FOOD CHAINS make up a FOOD WEB.

Below is an example of a food web:


See how many different food chains can make up a food web?

Now that you know what a food chain is, and what a food web is, click start to play the food chain game: