How Do Living Things Get Energy? By: Mr. Hearn
ObjectiveEnergy is transferred to living things through the food they eat.Student knows examples of living things that are: producers, consumers, carnivores, herbivores, & omnivores. • GLE: Students explain how plants &animals interact. • Students understand how animals depend on plants for survival (food, shelter and oxygen).
Vocabulary • producer • consumer • herbivore • carnivore • omnivore • prey • predator • food chain • food web
Producer • A living thing that makes its own food • Mostly green plants • Connection (like produce section of the grocery store)
Consumer • Living things that eat food • Examples of consumers are sharks, tigers, and people.
Three Types of Consumers • Herbivore: plant eater • Carnivore: meat eater • Omnivore: eats all things
Prey • Any animal that is hunted by others as food.
Predator • A consumer that hunts other animals as food.
Food Chain • The movement of energy from one type of living thing to another.
Food Web • The flow of energy between food chains which ties a community together. meat fish Man plants birds