An animated sequence that illustrates and explores food chains. A simple food chain – plant, caterpillar, mouse, owl - is presented as a set of interlocking jigsaw puzzle pieces. An underwater food chain is shown, too. The clip concludes by showing us our own place in a food chain.

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Each pupil could choose their favourite animal and then find out about what it eats. The children could then draw a simple food chain that involves their animal on a strip of card. You could help your pupils to cut their card strips into simple jigsaw puzzle pieces, like the ones shown in the clip. The children could challenge their friends to complete one another’s food chain jigsaws.