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Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers in Ecosystems

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers in Ecosystems

Author: Ben Targonsky

Lesson Goals:
- to identify biotic factors in the environment as producers, consumers, and decomposers
- describe the roles and interactions of producers, consumers, and decomposers within an ecosystem

Students will gain an understanding of producers, consumers and special consumers such as decomposers, as well as the role they play in sustaining a balanced ecosystem.

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What are producers, consumers, and decomposers?

This tutorial will introduce the main types of biotic (living) factors in ecosystems as producers, consumers, and decomposers. Students will learn how producers (e.g., plants) and consumers (e.g., animals) interact in the environment and the role they play in sustaining healthy ecosystems.

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Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

This video discussed producers, consumers, and decomposers as the main biotic factors in ecosystems, and introduces the roles they play and how they interact.

Producers, Consumers and Decomposers PDF

This is the SMART notebook file from the video.