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Food chain

  1. 1. Food Chain
  2. 2. Why do we eat food?
  3. 3. Energy! Food gives us the energy we need to live and grow Where does the energy come from?
  4. 4. Dog food?
  5. 5. Cycle of Energy How energy moves through a group of organisms
  6. 6. What makes up a food chain?
  7. 7. PRODUCERS <ul><li>Most plants are producers </li></ul><ul><li>Producers make their own food </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photosynthesis- using energy from the sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also use nutrients from soil </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. CONSUMERS <ul><li>Animals are consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Can not make their own energy </li></ul><ul><li>Get energy by eating other organisms </li></ul><ul><li>Eat different organisms based on diet </li></ul>
  9. 9. Herbivore Eats only plants
  10. 10. Omnivore Eats both plants and animals
  11. 11. Carnivore Eats animals
  12. 12. Levels <ul><li>There are different levels of consumers </li></ul><ul><li>A consumer may eat another consumer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Omnivores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carnivores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy gained by eating other consumers came from a producer </li></ul>
  13. 13. DECOMPOSERS <ul><li>Fungi, bacteria, worms </li></ul><ul><li>Break down dead tissues </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Nutrients in the soil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by producers! </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Game Time!
  15. 15. Review
  16. 16. Photo Credits Gilberto Taccari, “Grass” March 12, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Treslyn Zelenak, “Happy Apple” August 28, 1008 via mobile phone, Creative Commons Attribition Non-Commercial. Quorize, “A little bit more algae” August 5, 2006 via Flikr, Creative Commons Attribution. Woodley Wonderworks, &quot;Boy with backpack running&quot; September, 15, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Francisco Antunes, &quot;Winter fruit salad&quot; February 6, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Shawn Allen, &quot;Chomp&quot; June 26, 2005 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Juan.aguere, &quot;Karate_2&quot; March 13, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution SylviaJadePhotography, &quot;Crystal clear&quot; March 13, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Rennet Stowe, &quot;Koala Eating&quot; March 7, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Pete Birknshaw, &quot;Red squirrel eating at a feeder&quot; February 23, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Atrrbution Richard Taylor, &quot;Great Egret with FIsh&quot; July 8, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Jesse S., &quot;Shoveling Method&quot; January 17, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution William Warby, &quot;Elephant Close-up&quot; April 3, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Gidzy, &quot;Young Wild Rabbit eating dandelion flower&quot; May 2, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Derek Coetzee, &quot;Bird eating worm in Portland park 2&quot; May 9, 2009 via Flickr, No Rights Reserved Thomas Quine, &quot;American Goldfinch male&quot; May 25, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Jo-h, &quot;Carnivorous Plants&quot; June 13, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Alan Vernon, &quot;Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear 11&quot; September 2, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Kat Kellner, &quot; Bear 095_eating&quot; October 5, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Amanderson2, &quot;Lions at Zebra Kill Serengeti 6&quot; May 28, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Chris, &quot;Great Horned Owl&quot; July 23, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Do-do Bird, &quot;Earthworm&quot; September 24, 2005 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Jude Doyland, &quot;Further Forest Fungi&quot; October 5, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution

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