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Plant Eaters and Decomposers
What will we be learning today?


  • In this lesson, we are going to learn all about plant eaters and decomposers.


Plant Eaters


  • Organisms that cannot make their own food are consumers. Consumers get energy from the food made by other organisms. Consumers can be grouped according to the type of food they eat.


  • Herbivores(HUR ·buh ·vawrz) eat producers. Both Earth's land and waters are filled with herbivores-animals that eat plants, algae, and other producers

     


  • Decomposers


    • Every food chain and food web ends with decomposers such as worms, insects, bacteria, and fungi. These organisms break down dead matter into substances that can be used by producers.


  • Decomposers break down dead organisms and wastes into simpler substances. Some of these substances are absorbed by the decomposers. Some are returned to the soil


  • Let's Review What We Learned Today!


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