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Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

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Author: Serena Flores
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(NGSS Next Generation Science Standards)
5.LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

The food of almost any kind of animal can be traced back to plants. Organisms are related in food webs in which some animals eat plants for food and other animals eat the animals that eat plants. Some organisms, such as fungi and bacteria, break down dead organisms (both plants or plants parts and animals) and therefore operate as “decomposers.” Decomposition eventually restores (recycles) some materials back to the soil. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their particular needs are met. A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life. Newly introduced species can damage the balance of an ecosystem.

Objectives:

SWBAT…

Distinguish the difference between producers, consumers, and decomposers.


Determine that there are many interdependent relationships present in an ecosystem.


Use additional resources (internet) to research about these three types of organisms.

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