Food Chain Poem

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Who eats what?
What eats who?
They eat me?
Those eat you?
Food chains show what species eat,
Do you eat plants?
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Does she eat meat?
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Starts with sun,
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Producers grow,
By making food,
It’s what they sow,
Consumers come for energy,
Eating plants so eagerly…
Maybe food chains make you squirm,
When things eat things, like bird eats worm
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A shark seen eating other fish,
That all ate seaweed as their dish…
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A fox will hunt,
Nothing new!
Eats a mouse, and rabbits too…
But who eats fox?
Food chain shows,
A wolf? A bear?
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How nature goes!
Food chains say,
What eats who,
Who eats me,
And what eats you!

Watch Mr. R.’s Food Chain Song

What is a food chain?

Food chains describe which organisms get their energy from which other organisms in an ecosystem.
Producers, such as green plants and algae get their energy from the sun and make their own food.
Consumers eat producers (such as a rabbit eating grass), but can also eat other consumers (a fox eating the rabbit).
When living organisms die, they are broken down by decomposers such as fungi, and the nutrients are returned to the soil where they can support the growth of producers.

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