Ms. Fedak's Class Scott Foresman Science Grade 5 Chapter 5 Lesson 5
|What are producers?||organisms that make their own food.|
|Types of consumers: Herbivores||eat only plants|
|Types of consumers: Omnivores|| eat both plants and |
|Types of consumers: Carnivores||eat only meat|
|Types of consumers: Decomposers|| eat waste or dead |
|Food chain|| shows how energy passes directly |
from organism to organism.
|Food Web|| more complete picture of how |
matter and energy move through an
|Energy Pyramid|| diagram that shows the amount of |
energy that flows through each level of
a food chain.
| How does an energy pyramid |
show the flow of energy in a
food chain or food web?
| It shows the producers with the |
greatest amount of energy in an
ecosystem. The pyramid narrows for
each move up (to herbivores then to
carnivores)because the higher the level,
the less available energy. Most of the
energy is used up to do life activities.