The main source of energy in the food chain.
Green plants are producers because they create their own food. This process is called photosynthesis.
Something that eats something else.
Living things that only eat green plants (grasshoppers, mice, rabbits, etc.) Another name fro primary consumers is herbivores.
Plant eating animals. Herbivores are primary consumers because they only eat plants.
Meat-eating animals (hawks, snakes, etc.) These animals are also called secondary consumers.
Animals that eat both green plants animals (bears humans, etc.)
Both Carnivores and omnivores. These animals eat the primary consumers.
Bacteria and fungi help to decompose dead plants, and animals by breaking them down into nutrients, where they return to the soil, water, and air to be used again by living things.
an animal that lives by killing and eating other animals.
an animal hunted or killed by another animal for food.
Food enters the body through the mouth. Teeth tear food into smaller pieces and saliva helps start digestion.
The esophagus squeezes food down to the stomach.
Food gets stored in the stomach for a bit and gets digested somewhat. The stomach squeezes and mashes food to further break it down.
The rest of the undigested food passes int the large intestine. Food is stored here for a bit and eventually passes out of the body through the rectum
Most digestion happens in the small intestine. Food gets digested into nutrients, which get absorbed by your blood. The blood then takes the nutrients throughout your body.
Undigested food, or waste, is passed out through the rectum.
the front teeth and have a straight sharp edge for cutting and biting food. There are eight. with four on top and four on bottom.
Sharp pointedteeth that are food for tearing food. There are four, two on top and two on the bottom.
wide flat teeth that crush, grind, and chew food into smaller pieces. There are eight. Four on top and four on bottom.
similar to pre-molars but larger. They are used to crush, grind, and chew food. They are wie and flat. There are twelve. Six on top and six on bottom.
starts digestion by breaking it into smaller pieces.
helps digestion for two reasons. It makes food soft, wet and easier to smaller. Also, there is an enzyme in this that begins digestion.
In saliva and starts digestion. It breaks down carbohydrates into sugars.
moves the food around in the mouth and pushes it toward the throat.
Has muscles that squeezes the food down to the stomach. It takes about seven seconds for food to travel through this.