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Introduction to Producers, Consumers, Decomposers - Year 4 Science

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Introduction to Producers, Consumers, Decomposers - Year 4 Science

  1. 1. Producers, Consumers, Decomposers It’s all about what you eat!
  2. 2. An organism is… Any independent living thing It can be as small as bacteria Or as large as a whale
  3. 3. 3 categories of the food chain…. 1.Producers 2.Consumers 3.Decomposers They are all dependent on each other.
  4. 4. Producers Get their food and energy from the sun (PLANTS) They make their food through a process called Photosynthesis
  5. 5. Consumers Consumers need to eat their food to get energy. [ANIMALS]
  6. 6. There are 4 types of Consumers: • Carnivores • Herbivores • Omnivores • Scavengers
  7. 7. Carnivores Only eat meat (other animals)
  8. 8. Herbivores Only eat plants
  9. 9. Omnivores Eat meat (animals) and plants
  10. 10. Scavengers Feed on things that are already dead
  11. 11. Turn to the person next to you and give two examples of each of the following: Carnivore Herbivore Omnivore Scavenger
  12. 12. Decomposers Eat dead things and turn them back into dirt or soil
  13. 13. References: Thermapure. (2014). Bacteria [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.thermapure.com/environmental-services/bacteria/ Legend Charters. (2014) Humpback Whale [Image] Retrieved from http://legendcharters.net.au/ Livebinders. (2014) Photosynthesis. [Image] Retrieved from http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=978197 Go Pix Pic. (2014) Giraffe Eating Leaves. [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.gopixpic.com/512/giraffe-eating-tree-leaves- picture/http:%7C%7Cimage*yaymicro*com%7Crz_512x512%7C0%7C36c%7Cgiraffe-eating-leaves-36c01c*jpg/ Real Food For Life. (2014) Human eating Hamburger. [Image]. Retrieved from http://realfoodforlife.com/wheat-belly-blues/ Flickr. (2008) Tiger eating meat. [Image] retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/2390411132/ Types of Sharks HQ. (2014) Shark Diet. [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.typesofsharkshq.com/what-do-sharks-eat/ Hull, M. (2014) Caterpillar eating a leaf. [Image] Retrieved from http://www.photoree.com/photos/permalink/10464665-matthew_hull Britannica. (2014). Bird eating berries. [Image]. Retrieved from http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media/ 61/111761-004-C67B68C0.jpg The Times. (2014) Bird eating worm. [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00461/138833378__461352c.jpg Wise Geek. (2014). Vulture. [Image]. Retrieved from http://images.wisegeek.com/vulture-perched-on-bones.jpg Lomavista Farm. (2014). Worm. [Image] retrieved from http://lomavistafarm.org/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/worms.jpg
  14. 14. Ecology 5th period. (2014). Mushrooms [Image] retrieved from http://ecology5thperiod.wikispaces.com/file/view/a1836_2849.jpg/229545892/335x234/a1836_2849.jpg

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