Food Chains and Food Webs

What is steps in a food chain or food web?

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04/28/2010

The steps in a food chain or food web show the transfer of energy through different organisms in an ecosystem. A food web differs from a food chain because a food web shows a variety of possibilities to where the energy in an organism can be transfered; a food chain, on the other hand, shows only one possibility of an energy transfer.

For example, energy always starts out with the Sun; then Sun's energy then moves onto the producers on Earth, aka plants. It then moves to the consumers, including omnivores and/or herbivores who eat the plants. Then, that's where the omnivores and/or carnivores get their energy from.