ecosystem1_txt

In an ecosystem, living things interact with each other and their habitat to get food.

BasicPhotosynthesis

Plants use energy from the Sun to make their own food.

plants_producers

Without plants, there would be no life on Earth. We call plants producers.

animals_consumers

Animals can’t make their own food, so they eat plants and other animals. We call animals consumers. Consumers can be carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

fungi_worms_decomposers

When living things die, they provide food for decomposers, such as fungi and worms.

fungi_worms_decomposers2

These decomposers clean the dead material and give nutrients back to the soil. Plants need these nutrients to make their own food.

foodchain_wordleAnd so the process starts again. This process is called the food chain. [+]

ProducConsumDecomposersGame_sheppardsoftwareGame | Identify the producers, the consumers and the decomposers. Via Sheppard Software.

foodchaingame_sheppardsoftwareGame | Order the food chains. Via Sheppard Software.

FoodChains_BrainPOPMovie | Food Chains. Via BrainPOP.

foodchain_BBCScienceClips

Play | Help Deadly 60’s Steve find the food chain’s deadliest predator. Via BBC Science Clips.

FoodChains_GalleryFlash | Food chains – Gallery.

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