Decay and decomposition <ul><li>Will know what conditions suit decay </li></ul><ul><li>Will know what causes it </li></ul>
What happens when an animal dies and no one notices?
An organism is ….. <ul><li>Any independent living thing </li></ul><ul><li>Can be as small as a  single celled bacteria </l...
And the small microbes are very important.
Decomposers  <ul><li>Decomposers eat dead things and turn them back into dirt, or soil. YUK! </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: <...
 
What would the world look like without decomposers (bacteria and fungi?)
How they relate .
 
What conditions are needed for decay?
What conditions are needed for decay? <ul><li>Warmth </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture </li></ul><ul><li>Oxygen </li></ul>
 
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Decay And Decomposition

  1. 1. Decay and decomposition <ul><li>Will know what conditions suit decay </li></ul><ul><li>Will know what causes it </li></ul>
  2. 2. What happens when an animal dies and no one notices?
  3. 3. An organism is ….. <ul><li>Any independent living thing </li></ul><ul><li>Can be as small as a single celled bacteria </li></ul><ul><li>Or as large as a whale! </li></ul>
  4. 4. And the small microbes are very important.
  5. 5. Decomposers <ul><li>Decomposers eat dead things and turn them back into dirt, or soil. YUK! </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mushrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bugs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. What would the world look like without decomposers (bacteria and fungi?)
  7. 8. How they relate .
  8. 10. What conditions are needed for decay?
  9. 11. What conditions are needed for decay? <ul><li>Warmth </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture </li></ul><ul><li>Oxygen </li></ul>

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