Specific Learner Outcomes:
I can describe the role of trees in nutrient cycles and in the production of oxygen.
I can describe kinds of plants and animals found living on, under and among trees; and identify how trees affect and are affected by those living things.
Plants are called producers. This is because they produce their own food!
Animals are called consumers. This is because they cannot make their own food, so they need to consume (eat) plants and/or animals.
Bacteria and fungi are decomposers. They eat decaying matter - dead plants and animals and in the process they break them down and decompose them.
Producers: clover, cones, rosehips, raspberry bush, acorn bush, tree (or varieties of trees), grass, flower nectar, etc.
Consumers: rabbit, robin, beaver, owl, hawk, fox, squirrel, hummingbird, deer, coyote, mouse, bear, etc.
Decomposers: earthworm, bacteria, fungus, maggots, etc.