A vulture is a scavenger. A scavenger is an animal that • Eats according to the changing seasons • Feeds on plants only • Eats both plants and animals • Feeds on animals that are no longer alive • The word absorbs means • Stays away • Takes in • Lifts up • Turns over • Some grass-eating animals have ridges on their teeth for grinding food. Ridges are • Smooth places • Colored spots • Raised edges • Small cracks • Which of these is an example of an ecosystem • A berry • A chipmunk • An owl • A woodland • All of the following are carnivores EXCEPT: • Rabbits • Tigers • Lynx • Weasels • Why are decomposers called “nature’s clean-up crew”? • They are found in the water • They get rid of dead material • They prevent slime mold • They have a nice smell
7. The selection lists sheep, cows, and deer as examples of animals that • Eat primarily animals • Must chew their food twice • Get their nutrients from the soil • Use photosynthesis to feed themselves Answer the following questions in complete sentences on your paper: • What are two important things plants provide animals and people? • How do meat-eating plants differ from most other plants? • Why is food so important to living things? • How is the energy from the sun passed along the food chain? • Why are there fewer living things on the last level of a food web or energy pyramid?