Grassland Food Chains by Marybeth MatayaGrass to prairie dog to ferret to eagle. Thats a simple food chain in a grassland. Food chains are fascinating! Every environment has factors that affect the flow of energy in its food chainsall the way up to you! This beautifully illustrated series explores the plants and animals that live in each ecosystem, the adaptations its plant and animal have, and how the flow of energy creates the food chain links. Discover whats for dinner in the food chains and webs in each environment with easy-to-read text, sidebars, and back matter. Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades PreK-4.
Food chains and food webs
In the food web shown above, energy comes from the sun, which then transfers energy to the Star grass, Red Oat grass, and Umbrella Thorn Acacia tree. Primary consumers eat from these producers, collecting energy from their roots, leaves, or bark. Secondary consumers then prey and dine on the primary consumers, taking the animal's energy as well as the now meager amount of indirect energy of the original producer. This cycle continues through the Tertiary consumers and so on. The predator to prey to producer ratio is a very delicate balance that can be easily tipped if influenced by any sort of natural or artificial disaster.
The interrelationship between species in the river, wetland, grassland, and woodland By exploring food chains and food webs, you will discover how energy is.
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Food webs consist of a number of interlinking food chains within an ecosystem. All food chains begin with a producer, an organism that can make its own food e. Herbivores are organisms that eat plants and carnivores are organisms that eat other animals. Omnivores eat both plants and animals. Fungi are decomposers, which break down dead or decaying organisms and return nutrients to the soil.
Students will learn about food chains , pyramids, and food webs. Students will also learn how all of nature is connected and dependent on each other. A food chain shows how each living thing gets its food. Some animals eat plants and some animals eat other animals. For example, a simple food chain links the trees and shrubs, the giraffes that eat trees and shrubs , and the lions that eat the giraffes.