Presentation on theme: "Where do Minibeasts fit? Are little things in life as important as big things? Are caterpillars as important as eagles? Are snails as important as chickens?"— Presentation transcript:
Where do Minibeasts fit? Are little things in life as important as big things? Are caterpillars as important as eagles? Are snails as important as chickens? Are mosquitos as important as swans?
Animals and plants in a habitat are involved in a feeding relationship Predators kill other animals for food. The animals that are eaten are usually called prey. Talk with your group about two examples of prey that a bird might eat?
A food chain shows us the relationship between animals and plants Producers Plants are called producers because they produce their own food. They get their energy from the sun. Animals that get their energy (food) from green plants are called herbivores Secondary Consumers Animals that eat herbivores are called carnivores Tertiary Consumers Animals that eat secondary consumers Top Consumer Animals at the top of the food chain Primary Consumer
Talk with the others in your group about how you would arrange these plants and animals into a food chain.
But food chains are actually much more complicated than this Can you explain this one?
Producer Primary Producer Secondary producer Tertiary producer Top producer Tertiary producer A Food Web