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Glossary of Food Chains 2

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Herbivores
An animal that eats plants only.
Examples: squirrel, deer, rabbit, and turtle
Carnivores
An animal that eats other animals.
Examples: bobcat, tiger, lion, and wolf
Omnivores
An animal that eats both plants and animals.
Examples: people, chickens, and bears
Scavengers
Animals that feed on dead animals and plants.
Example: vulture
Decomposers
Organisms that eat non-living things. They also break down the waste into smaller pieces so that it can be used by other members in the community.
Examples: vulture, mushrooms, and earthworms
Scavengers and decomposers
_______________ and ____________ are important because they keep the community clean and healthy.
Habitat
The physical area where an animal lives.
Producer
An organism that produces its own food using the sun's energy.
Examples: plants, trees, and grass
Consumer
Organisms that don't make their own food.
Food Chains
A series of organisms that depend on one another for energy.
A. plant
What animal in this food chain is the producer?
A. Plant
B. Insect
C. Mouse
D. Snake
E. Hawk
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How many consumers are in this food chain?
A. Plant
B. Insect
C. Mouse
D. Snake
E. Hawk
B. Insect
Which organism is the first consumer in this food chain?
A.plant
B.insect
C.mouse
D.snake
E.hawk
C
What would happen to the insects if all the plants were to die out?

A. the hawks would fly away
B. the insects will eat the mice
C. the insects will die off

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