Consumers in the pond Collectors –Gatherers: feed on the bottom –Filter feeders: filter small particles out of the water
Consumers in the pond Scrapers: graze on algae that is attached to rocks Shredders: break dead plants into smaller pieces
Consumers in the pond Predators –Grab and eat other animals ●Parasites
Pond organism sketches View with the dissecting microscope Draw your specimens -4 minimum Label each with the name of the organism, habitat (where you found it), niche, and feeding adaptation Each person makes drawings!
Work with your field trip group To identify your specimens, use the packets and our class website for help class website
Discussion questions How many different organisms did you see? Does the pond show biodiversity?
Food Web Analysis Keystone species: keeps ecosystem In balance