4 The Four Main Parts of Food Chains The first part is the SUN.The second part consist of PRODUCERS.The third part of the food chain is CONSUMERS.The fourth and final part are DECOMPOSERS.
5 The SunThe sun provides energy for everything on the planet.
6 Producers All green plants are called producers. Plants are the only things on Earth that can turn sunlight into food.Plants are also known as autotrophs because they make their own food.
7 Consumers Every organisms that eats something else. Four Groups: *Herbivores*Carnivores*Omnivores*Scavengers
8 4 Types of Consumers Herbivores- eat only plants (“herbi”=plant). Carnivores- eat other animals (“carne”=meat).Omnivores- eat producers, herbivores, and carnivores.Scavengers- feed on dead organisms and give the nutrients from the dead bodies back to the environment.
9 DecomposersMainly bacteria and fungi that convert dead matter into gases such as carbon and nitrogen to be released back into the air, soil, or water.They recycle nutrients to be used again by producers.Without decomposers, the Earth would be covered in trash.
10 Example of ConsumersHerbivoreCarnivoreScavengerOmnivore