What is the food chain

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What is the food chain

  1. 1. What is the food chain?<br />Presentation by Lindsey Small<br />
  2. 2. Chain means that all animals are linked together. If something affects one “link”, it affects the whole chain.<br />The food chain helps to keep all animals from becoming extinct. <br />The food chain keeps animals alive and healthy by allowing them to eat things that gives them nourishment.<br />Why the food chain is important…<br />
  3. 3. The food chain is split into different categories.<br />There are Omnivores, Herbivores, and Carnivores.<br />All animals are apart of the food chain. Even we are apart of the food chain! <br />From least to greatest, everyone takes part.<br />What animals make up the food chain?<br />
  4. 4. An omnivore is an animal that eats other animals and plants.<br />Some Omnivores will hunt and eat their food<br />Some Omnivores are called scavengers, which means they eat things that have already been killed.<br />Omnivores can eat plants but not all plants, sometimes they can not digest some substances in some types of plants.<br />Omnivores include bears, humans, chickens, raccoons, and smaller insects like a fly.<br />What are Omnivores?<br />
  5. 5. Herbivores are animals that eat only plants.<br />Many herbivores have special digestive systems called a rumen that allow them to break down all kinds of different plants.<br />Herbivores need a lot of energy to stay alive, that is why many herbivores like sheep and cows eat all day long! <br />Types of animals that are herbivores are : Honey bees, deer, rabbits, cows, grasshoppers, and many more animals!<br />What are Herbivores?<br />
  6. 6. A carnivore is an animal that eats other animals.<br />Carnivores usually eat herbivores (plant eaters) but sometimes eats omnivores ( both plant and meat eaters).<br />Animals, like carnivores, that eat other animals are important to the ecosystem because they keep other species from becoming over populated.<br />Some types of animals that are carnivores are: wolves, hawks, snakes, frogs, lions, tigers, and dogs.<br />What are carnivores?<br />
  7. 7. Carnivores<br />http://www.wildnature.us/carnivores-a.htm<br />http://www.iwrc-online.org/kids/Facts/Mammals/carnivores.htm<br />http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Stories/AnimalsNature/Meat-eating-plants<br />Herbivores<br />http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/animaldiet/herbivore.htm<br />http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwep9a.htm<br />Omnivores<br />http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwep10b.htm<br />http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/animaldiet/omnivore.htm<br />Food Chain Websites<br />

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