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Producers, consumers, food web and chain, and types of consumers
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An organism that can make its own food and is the source of energy to the ecosystem. PHOTOSYNTHESIS.
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms.
They break down wastes from living or once living things and dead organisms; RETURN THE RAW MATERIALS AND NUTRIENTS to the ecosystem.
They feed on producers and that makes them HERBIVORES.
Eat the PRIMARY CONSUMERS and CAN EAT OTHERS SECONDARY CONSUMERS.
Eat the SECONDARY CONSUMERS and CAN ONLY BE EATEN BY QUATERNARY CONSUMERS.
Top of the food chain; mainly prey and eat on all animals below them.
Consumers that only eat PLANTS.
Consumers that eat both PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND INSECTS.
Consumer that eats only MEAT.
single flow of energy; shows one path of energy as animals find food
multiple flows of energy; shows how plants and animals are connected on multiple levels for survival
a community of organisms and nonliving things living and interacting in the same environment
Examples of producers
trees, grass, algae, phytoplankton, nuts and berries
Examples of primary consumers (herbivores)
insects, deer, rabbits, mice, small fish
Examples of secondary consumers (carnivores/omnivores)
frogs, snakes, large fish, foxes
Examples of tertiary consumer (carnivores/omnivores)
hawks, eagles, bears, humans, sharks, duck, seals
Examples of quaternary consumer (carnivores/omnivores)
polar bears, hawks, wolves, lions, sharks
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