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  1. Feeding Relationships • A food chain shows a simple feeding relationship. Sun → • All food chains start with the sun

  2. Feeding Relationships • A food chain shows a simple feeding relationship. Sun → grass →

  3. Feeding Relationships • A food chain shows a simple feeding relationship. Sun → grass → rabbit →

  4. Feeding Relationships • A food chain shows a simple feeding relationship. Sun → grass → rabbit → fox

  5. All food chains start with ENERGY from the sun

  6. carbon dioxide from the air energy from sunlight (or light) water from the roots food transported to the rest of the plant

  7. Photosynthesis carbon dioxide from the air energy from sunlight (or light) water from the roots food transported to the rest of the plant

  8. Because plants produce their own food, they are called ‘Producers’

  9. The energy is then passed on to animals when they eat the plant.

  10. Animals of all shapes…

  11. …and sizes!

  12. Because these animalsare thefirst to takethe food energyfrom the plants, They are called primaryconsumers

  13. Some of these primary consumers havepredators. Other animals that feed on them

  14. Aphids are eaten by….

  15. Ladybirds

  16. Animals that eat primary consumers are called secondary consumers

  17. So far this is a straightforward food chain • Sun → aphid → ladybird But in reality it is more complicated than that

  18. This bird eats ladybirds and aphids

  19. This bird eats smaller birds, mice, and rabbits

  20. Mice and rabbits have other predators

  21. What will eat the frog? What do you think the frog eats?

  22. Sometimes it’s not entirely clear who eats who!

  23. We can show what goes on with the help of a Food Web

  24. What would happen if a disease killed off many of the hawks?

  25. There will be nothing to eat the snakes, so their numbers will increase.

  26. All the frogs get eaten

  27. No frogs. More crickets

  28. Most of the cattail gets eaten by the crickets

  29. Now the crickets don’t have enough food so their numbers go down

  30. ..and so on. Numbers of each species have an effect on the numbers of the other species in the web.

  31. Use the food web worksheet to predict what might happen in the following situations: • A) There is very little rain and much of the Marsh Grass and Cattail die off. • B) Humans nearby bring cats into the area. • C) The frogs eats some poisoned slugs from a garden

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