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
shows how energy passes directly
from organism to organism.
more complete picture of how
matter and energy move through an
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.