Producers, Consumers, And Decomposers

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Published on February 9, 2008

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Producers, Consumers, Decomposers Its all about what you eat!

An organism is ….. Any independent living thing Can be as small as a single celled bacteria Or as large as a whale!

Any independent living thing

Can be as small as a single celled bacteria

Or as large as a whale!

The three categories of the food chain are….. Producers Consumers Decomposers They are all dependent on each other.

Producers

Consumers

Decomposers

They are all dependent on each other.

Producers Are- Producers get their food and energy from the sun. (PLANTS) They make their food through a process called photosynthesis.

Producers get their food and energy from the sun. (PLANTS)

They make their food through a process called photosynthesis.

 

Consumers Consumers need to eat their food to get energy. (ANIMALS)

Consumers need to eat their food to get energy. (ANIMALS)

Types of consumers are There are THREE types of Consumers Carnivores Herbivores Omnivores. Its still all about what you eat!

There are THREE types of Consumers

Carnivores

Herbivores

Omnivores.

Its still all about what you eat!

Carnivores only eat meat (other animals)

 

Herbivores eat only plants.

 

Omnivores eat both meat (animals) and plants.

 

Stop…Review…Check… Turn to your partner and tell them the meaning of each word. Also give two examples of each. Carnivore: Herbivore: Omnivore:

Carnivore:

Herbivore:

Omnivore:

Decomposers Decomposers eat dead things and turn them back into dirt, or soil. YUK! Examples: Mushrooms Worms Bugs

Decomposers eat dead things and turn them back into dirt, or soil. YUK!

Examples:

Mushrooms

Worms

Bugs

 

What would the world look like without decomposers (bacteria and fungi?

How they relate .

Stop…Review…Check… Turn to your partner and tell them the meaning of each word. Also give two example of each. Producers: Consumers: Decomposers:

Producers:

Consumers:

Decomposers:

On a sheet of note book paper describe the following animals as either a producer, consumer or decomposer. For the consumers, make sure to include if they are a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. Please use complete sentences! (Ex: A _____ is a ______.) Bear Shark Rabbit Cherry tree Mushroom Human Tulip (flower) 8. Panther 9. Giraffe 10. Worm

Bear

Shark

Rabbit

Cherry tree

Mushroom

Human

Tulip (flower)

8. Panther

9. Giraffe

10. Worm

Answer Key Consumer / Omnivore Consumer / Carnivore Consumer / Herbivore Producer Decomposer Consumer / Omnivore Producer Consumer / Carnivore Consumer / Herbivore Decomposer

Consumer / Omnivore

Consumer / Carnivore

Consumer / Herbivore

Producer

Decomposer

Consumer / Omnivore

Producer

Consumer / Carnivore

Consumer / Herbivore

Decomposer

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