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Food Webs cm

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Daijah Mohair

on 18 May 2015

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Food Webs mc
What is a food web?
A food web is the natural interconnection of food chains, a representation of what eats what in a ecological community.
Producer & Consumer
Plants are producers cause they produce their own food. They use light energy from the sun, carbon dioxide from the air and water from the soil, also called photosynthesis.
Consumers are animals that eat primary producers, they are called herbivores.
Producers start the food chain by making their own food then the consumer eats the plant/producer.
Ex: grass & rabbit
Predator & Prey
Predator is an animal that eats another organism.
Prey is an animal hunted and killed for food by the predator.
The prey is part of the environment and the predator dies if it does not get food.
Ex: lion & zebra
Parasite & Host
A parasite is and organism that lives in another organism and takes it's nourishment from that organism.
A host is an organismthat harbors a parasite.
Ex: ladybug & aphids
Why its important
Food webs are important cause it helps us understand that plants are the foundation of all ecosystems and food chains, by providing nourishment and oxygen needed for survival and reproduction.

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