Photosynthesis-process by which plants make their own food using sunlight.
Primary Producer-something that produces their own food(plants)
Primary Consumer- Organism that eats the primary producer(Herbivore)(Rabbit)
Secondary Consumer- Animal that eats the Primary Consumer(Ex. Snake that eats rabbits)
Tertiary Consumer-Eats the secondary consumer(owl)
Quaternary Consumer-Eats the tertiary consumer(Hawk)
Decompose-When an animal dies and breaks down releasing nutrients back into the soil
Herbivore-Organism that only eats plants
Omnivore-Organism that eats both plants and meat
Carnivore-Organism that eats only meat
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Every organism needs to obtain energy in order to live. For example, plants get energy from the sun, some animals eat plants, and some animals eat other animals. A food chain is the sequence of who eats whom in a biological community (an ecosystem) to obtain nutrition. A food chain starts with the primary energy source, usually the sun or boiling-hot deep sea vents.
Pictures of Organisms
Discuss what a food chain is:
Review Vocabulary and background information
Write what animals you believe would be involved in a food chain excluding the ones in the example.
Review answers and discuss whether or not it is correct.
Lay out the Construction Paper with the organisms on it.
Take a turn at creating a food chain using the pictures.
Discuss as a group or with an adult why each food chain would be correct or not. Try to use some vocabulary words.
Which organism would be considered a Herbivore?
A. Rabbit B. Alligator C. Plant D. Human
Which is a primary PRODUCER?
A. Human B. Mushroom C. Plant D. Owl
What is needed for the process to begin(Background Info)