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Food Web in the Temperate Grasslands

By: Bill Riordan and Corbin Barrett
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Corbin Barrett

on 14 November 2012

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Transcript of Food Web in the Temperate Grasslands

A Day in The Life of Gary the glucose molecule Plants Primary consumers Secondary consumers Scavengers Decomposers Transpiration Condensation Precipitation Runoff absorbed
by plants Leopard Lion Rhino Antelope Buzzard Dogbane Iron weed Carbon molecule produced
by photosynthesis Carbon decomposed into the soil Carbon from soil used in photosynthesis Coyote Carbon molecule eaten by primary consumers Carbon in primary consumers eaten by secondary consumers Springtails Carbon in primary and secondary consumers
eaten by scavengers Lichen Carbon in all animals is
eaten by decomposers Arrow Key Energy Cycle Soil Water Cycle Decomposers put nitrogen into the soil Nitrogen Cycle Carbon Cycle Phosphorus Cycle Nitrogen- fixing bacteria allow plants to
absorb and use nitrogen Nitrogen passed to animals when eaten The plants absorb the Phosphorus nutrients from the soil. Nitrogen from dead animals absorbed into soil The soil receives phosphorus from dead animals and animal excrement. Nitrogen from all animals
is eaten by decomposers Animals take phosphrus either from plants and/or animals by eating them. decomposers put phosphorus
into the soil Caused by the sun Sonny the sun was shining brightly. He is always up, energetic, and ready to help, like a good neighbor. Sonny starts his day by sharing his energy with Penelope. Temperate Deciduous grassland biome story Penelope, the iron weed plant, is hungry for some sugar. She decides on a recipe that her ancient ancestors created.Before she can make her special sugar she needs to get some ingredients. By: Corbin Barrett and Bill Riordan First, she goes to Clarissa the cloud's house to borrow some water. Clarissa told Penelope that she had given all of her water to Carly yesterday when she rained around noon. Penelope needs to talk to her friend Carly, who lives in the soil, to get the carbon and water molecules Penelope went into the soil to talk to Carly the carbon giver. Carly gave Penelope plenty of water and Carbon for her sugar recipe. She had some extra Nitrogen and Phosphorous laying around, and decided to give them to Penelope. Penelope is ready to make her sugar and she calls this process photosynthesis. When she uses photosynthesis she makes her friend Gary the glucose molecule and oxygen who she gives to Atom the atmosphere. She just finished breakfast and was doing the dishes when a tired old Ralph the rhinoceros came and ate her. Ralph is now feeling a little better now that he has some food in his belly. Ralph the Rhino gets 10% of the energy from Gary, and the carbon, phosphorous, and Nitrogen found inside Penelope. Ralph the Rhino was having a considerably good day eating plants, when out of no where Leo the Lion came along and decided to get a meal for his family. Leo just happened to stumble upon Ralph at the water hole and ate him for lunch! Leo only gets 10% of Ralph's energy which is 1%of Penelope's energy Leo the lion wasn't feeling very well after eating Ralph the Rhino, because Ralph had some kind of parasite. He starts getting sick, and having to use the bathroom a lot. When he does this, Philly the phosphorus molecule gets released into the soil. Here he fertilizes plants to help them become very smart by making Nelle the nucleic acid. Leo, because of being sick, eventually passes away. Karol the coyote finds herself hungry late that night, and decides to take a walk. While heading home, she finds Leo's remains and eats them for dinner. Karol, being an old and tired coyote, eventually died in her sleep. After about two days, Susan the Springtail came along with a bunch of her friends to look for breakfast. They decided to eat her and quickly became full. Karol was the third consumer of Gary,
so she only gets 0.1% of the energy
produced from Penelope. After eating Karol, Susan gives the nutrients that she didn't need back to Carly the carbon giver. Carly took the nutrients such as Carbon, Nitrogen, water, and Phosphorous and stored them in her house, the soil. The springtails that ate Karol only received .01%
of the original energy from Gary. Now that the nutrients for sugar is back with Carly in the soil, Penelope can continue to produce more and more sugar just like Gary.
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