How energy gets transferred
Organisms within an ecosystem are
interconnected by theirfeeding
Some organisms, known as autotrophs,
create their own food through
They get energy from the sun and
nutrients from their surroundings (soil,
water, etc.) that they in turn pass on to
the organisms that eat them.
Some organisms, known as
heterotrophs, get their food by eating
Sunlight energy is passed through the
food chain when a producer is eaten.
There are different levels: Primary
consumers, secondary consumers, etc…
makes energy within the
Food chains illustrate simplified feeding
relationships among organisms.
Due to heat and other metabolic losses, energy
decreases by 90% at eachtrophic level.
This is why there are far more producers
We can categorize animals
by what they eat as well.
Carnivores eat meat only
Omnivores eat both meat and plants
Herbivores eat plants only
Draw the path of sunlight and label
according to the notes