Ecosystems

Dr. Wise: 4th Grade

I can...

1. understand the prey and predator relationship

2. define carnivore as an animal that eats meat

3. define herbivore as an animal that eats only plants

4. define omnivore as an animal that eats both plants and animals

5. define a food chain as the path that food energy takes from plants to animals

Predator and Prey Relationship

predator: an organism that hunts another animal

prey: an organism that is hunted by a predator

example: a lion hunts a zebra and eats it, the lion is the predator and the zebra is the prey

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Herbivore, Omnivore, and Carnivore (page 30 in the science textbook)

herbivores: eat only plants

omnivores: eat plants and animals

carnivores: eat meat only

Digital Game 1 on Herbivore, Omnivore, Carnivore

Play as a class or in computer stations. Interactive sorting game.

Food Chains and Food Webs

All food chains and webs start with the energy from the sun.

The first link in a food chain is always the producer, and consumers follow it.

Food chains trace the flow of energy from producers to consumers as one living thing eats another.

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