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A fish, caught by a heron in Nokomis, Florida, has another fish in its mouth. These secondary consumers in the food chain prey on other organisms. Producers, such as plants, create their own nutrients, while primary consumers, also called herbivores, rely on producers for food.

Photograph by Ernie Aranyosi, MyShot

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African Savanna Community Web
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EDUCATION

African Savanna Community Web

Students use multimedia resources and a community web to characterize and describe the environment, organisms, and feeding relationships of the African savanna ecosystem.

  • Best for: Grades 5-8 (ages 10-14)
  • Concepts: african savanna, big cats, communities, ecosystems, environment, food chain, food web
carnivore
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EDUCATION

carnivore

A carnivore is an organism that mostly eats meat, or the flesh of animals. Sometimes carnivores are called predators.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: carnivores, consumers, food chain, food webs, predators, trophic levels