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Food Chains and Food Webs

Illustrates the flow of energy through an ecosystem.

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carnivore Organism that feeds on other animals.
consumer Organism that must consume other organisms to obtain food for energy.
decomposer Organism that obtains nutrients and energy by breaking down dead organisms and animal wastes.
food chain Diagram that shows feeding interactions in an ecosystem through a single pathway.
food web Diagram that shows feeding interactions between many organisms in an ecosystem through multiple intersecting pathways.
herbivore Animal that eats producers to obtain energy.
producer Organism that produces food for itself and other organisms.

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